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This month, our professional development eNewsletter provides COVID-19 resources and highlights how our members still connect with their learners and tutors, engage with supporters, and strengthen literacy in their communities.

What does the Safe at Home Order mean for you? Here is a breakdown in English, approved by the Governors’ Office.

With all of the lists of learning sites available for kids, we thought it would be fun (and helpful) to share a list of our absolute favorites.

In this challenging time, staff, tutors, and learners must have accurate health information about COVID-19.

Now that online learning is a necessity, here is our list of online learning resources for adults.

New to working from home? Here are some tips from Wisconsin Literacy staff to help you get started.

Census invitations are going out March 12-20. This corresponds with many literacy program closings. Here are tips to make sure our learners are counted.

Deb Helquist, Coordinator of Sawyer County Adult Literacy, shares about the "very beautiful work" the all volunteer run literacy organization does to help learners earn their high school equivalency.

This is their story.

“I used to be depressed. I didn’t have a positive escape. I felt like I was always trapped at home, bored, always feeling sad, worried about what other people thought of me. Then, I came, I learned, and I succeeded!” Travis shared shortly after obtaining his 5.09 HSED (high school equivalency). This is his story.

This month, our professional development eNewsletter provides information on The Big Share, preparing for the Census, and upcoming regional meetings.

It all started with healthcare. Janet Glime, President of Marinette and Oconto Counties Literacy Council, worked as a nurse previously and noticed people coming into the hospital not being able to read well.

When she checked the low literacy rates, she found that the highest need came from the outlying areas. With this in mind, the literacy council came to serve both Marinette and Oconto counties in Northeastern Wisconsin. The program uses one-to-one tutoring so that the learner and tutor can focus on the learner’s specific goals.

In the Literacy Now newsletter, read Michele Erikson's story of the life-changing impact of literacy, learn how you helped adults find trustworthy health information online, and find out about your support expands community collaboration.

Ruth Riesch met a farmer in the Emergency Room in the hospital where she worked who couldn't read to fill out his hospital form. That interaction stuck with her for years.

When she retired, she decided to do something to help literacy in her community and became a tutor at Marinette and Oconto Counties.

She has helped learners start their own business, learn the names for tools to improve their work skills, and practice speaking with her child's school.

This month, our professional development eNewsletter welcomes Shannon and Cassie to Wisconsin Literacy's team, features the Winter Virtual Conference, and shares upcoming grant opportunities.

Michele Erikson, Executive Director of Wisconsin Literacy, reflected on Wisconsin Literacy's 35th anniversary and realized that it coincided with her own introduction to this “life-changing” work. This is her story.

The Literacy world lost a dear friend in the passing of Mary Moze of Milwaukee, on January 11, 2020. A longtime supporter of Wisconsin Literacy, Mary also had a deep connection to literacy work in Milwaukee. She is remembered as a wonderful teacher and mentor during her years at Milwaukee Area Technical College where she was an instructor beginning in 1992.

Many new happenings for 2020. Learn what WHL has been up to and ways to partner on health literacy initiatives.

The Project Specialist is a member of the team for Wisconsin Health Literacy (WHL), a division of Wisconsin Literacy, Inc.

This month, our professional development eNewsletter features the Winter Virtual Conference, new literacy data resources from the Barbara Bush Foundation, and how to communicate clearly and effectively.

Jeff Burkhart, Executive Director of Literacy Network of Dane County, says, "This is one of the biggest impacts that you can make in the community . . by being a tutor and supporting the programs that we offer."

Literacy Network of Dane County provides a wide range of programs including individualized tutoring and workplace literacy tailored to employer/employee needs.

Hear more about Literacy Network

Reyna's son was diagnosed with Autism and she wanted to speak English to communicate with health care providers and the school.

After 6 years of tutoring and classes at Literacy Network of Dane County, Reyna is happy with her progress. She said, "I can fight for my children's rights and my rights too."

Listen to her story

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!

In this new year, commit to clearer communication and fewer headaches! Follow 5 plain language strategies to get your message across faster, motivate your readers to act quickly and accurately, and reduce the time you spend prompting, clarifying and correcting.