Winnebago Area Literacy Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We have been actively serving our community since 1989, providing quality literacy instruction and programs to hundreds of community members. Our dedicated volunteers have donated thousands of hours of their time to help learners improve reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Life conditions improve, and families become more self-sufficient and more engaged in our community. Our learners set their own goals to meet their own unique needs, and they are equal partners in designing their learner plans. Because our teachers and volunteers are fully engaged and use our learner-centered approach, working with our learners is a highly rewarding experience. They consistently report how much richer their lives are because of the work they do at WALC!


Winnebago Area Literacy Council operates out of two Oshkosh, WI locations:

WALC Learning Center

111 N. Main Street
Suite 202
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Oshkosh Public Library, 3rd Floor

106 Washington Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

View our list of programs and their locations here. If you are interested in tutoring in other communities like Omro, Neenah or Menasha, we will do our best to accommodate.

Our Vision:
Through our influence, the Winnebago area will be known for valuing, promoting, and supporting literacy so that our residents achieve sustained independence and truly thrive.

Our Mission:
Strengthen our diverse community by developing and delivering free learner-centered literacy programs for adults and their families.

Our Values:
WALC is grounded in a Value System in which we believe deeply and with which we strive to uphold in every act and decision we make. An engaged, compassionate and literate community is grounded in equality, mutual respect, and teamwork. We create opportunities for sustained independence by promoting self-worth and fostering family well-being through life-long learning.

Strategic Action Plan Goals:
Goal # 1: Make the community aware and supportive of WALC and its mission.
Goal # 2: Provide and expand learner-centered programming throughout Winnebago County.
Goal # 3: Increase funds in a strategic manner to ensure the long-term viability of WALC.
Goal # 4: Strengthen the structure of WALC to minimize gaps in our ability to provide quality services.