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Changing lives by strengthening literacy statewide.

Wisconsin Literacy, Inc. supports 70 community-based literacy programs throughout Wisconsin.  We strengthen literacy through expert trainings, health literacy, workforce connections, and advocacy.  Donate to increase literacy skills statewide.

In Wisconsin, 1.5 million adults need advanced skills training. Our member programs provide literacy services to adults and families in their communities. If you want to improve your reading skills or if you would like to become a volunteer tutor, visit our Find a Literacy Program page to locate the program closest to you.

We have supported non-profit literacy programs with capacity-building, advocacy, and professional trainings since 1985!  Watch our video to learn more about us.


Literacy News

In this issue, celebrate 10 Years of Wisconsin Health Literacy, learn 8 key steps for prescription medication label implementation, discover our 2020 Programming, and personalize training opportunities for your team.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, health care services, not just health information, moved online. Accessing credible health information is an increasing concern. WHL developed a curriculum to help everyone find reliable health information online called Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust.

Many literacy students don’t have internet or computer access in their homes. They may be eager but lack WIFI, tablets, or laptops to continue online education. Read how we're helping them cross the digital divide.

Are you looking for a new part-time opportunity? Do you like working collaboratively to achieve goals? The Portage County Literacy Council is hiring a co-director!

At the PCLC, they help adults in their community obtain the literacy skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency and community integration. Their learners are their neighbors, coworkers, and friends, and at the center of everything they do.

If you believe that literacy is a human right and want to make an impact, check out the attached job description and apply by emailing your cover letter, resume, and three references to director@pocolit.org. The cover letter should comprehensively address your skills and experience as they relate to the job duties. The position will remain open until filled.