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Changing lives by strengthening literacy statewide.

Wisconsin Literacy, Inc. is a non-profit coalition of over 70 community-based literacy programs located throughout the state. Our member programs provide much needed services to adults and families through dedicated staff and well-trained volunteer tutors. In Wisconsin, nearly a million residents qualify for our members' services. 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 services, funding, advocacy, and professional development services since 1985!  Watch our video to learn more about us.


Literacy News

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the landscape of literacy tutoring is changing, but PCLC adapted quickly to shift their fundraiser and to transition learners and tutors to virtual.

This is their story.

Lili Vera and Gordon Williams, her tutor, have met regularly for one and a half years and steadily Lili's life changed "totally - forever."

When COVID-19 closures shutdown in person meetings, Lili refused to quit. She knew that somehow they'd have to figure it out.

The Family Resource Center Literacy Council seeks a Community Education Outreach Coordinator. This position will be responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating the expansion of the new Community Education Outreach (CEO) program, as well as supporting the current one-on-one tutoring program offered through the Literacy Council.

After Judy Stone, the founder of Walworth County Literacy Council (WCLC), retired, she devoted her time to addressing the pressing literacy issues in Walworth and started building a literacy council from the ground up.

Today, WCLC helps adults achieve their educational goals, primarily through one to one instruction meeting once or twice a week. These pairs work on reading, English as a second language, citizenship preparation, and G.E.D. preparation.