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Literacy is a foundational skill for Americans and those new to this county.

Prescription labels have a lot of details on them, which can make it difficult for patients to find and use important information.

The student economic development manager is primarily responsible for guiding adult students with successfully obtaining industry specific credentials and advancing toward their employment career goals through different programs such as the Transportation Academy, Bilingual Construction Training, Bilingual Manufacturing Training and Bilingual Customer Service Training, among others.

Read the full job description.

"Strong communities rely on diverse backgrounds to ensure the health and vitality of all." says Tom Perry, Executive Director of Winnebago Area Literacy Council (WALC).

WALC strives to make sure all residents in Winnebago community thrive. This is their story.

Nubia Torres immigrated to the USA in 2016 from Mexico when her husband, a work visa holder, relocated here to work.

She has a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, but wanted to work on her conversational skills and improve her employability.

Join our team! Wisconsin Literacy seeks an Associate Director to help fulfill its mission to change lives by strengthening literacy statewide. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director has both internal and external facing responsibilities. The Associate Director partners closely with the Executive Director to chart WL’s planned response to organizational opportunities and challenges and plays a critical role as strategic thought-partner for the Executive Director.

We're hiring a 10/hour a week Math Instructor to provide remote, live instruction as well as support of independent learning to adult learners at participating Wisconsin Literacy member literacy agencies.

Read the full job description and apply today!

The Citizenship Program Manager is a full-time employee who administers Literacy Network’s English for Citizenship program. The Manager develops communicative, goal-based language instruction in group settings to support English Language Learning (ELL) adults in achieving their goals and provides both initial training and ongoing skill development to volunteer citizenship tutors. This position also manages the federal AEFLA grant for English for Citizenship, gathering and tracking student data and outcomes, pre- and post-testing participants, and preparing grant reports.

This position is 30 hours/week and eligible for full benefits! Apply by August 8.
For more information, access the full position description https://www.litnetwork.org/job/citizenship-program-manger/

West CAP, an innovative, forward thinking community action organization serving low-income families, is recruiting a full-time Literacy Leader in partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA. This position is for a one-year term beginning August 2021. You will help West CAP Literacy rebuild their Adult Literacy Program to recover from the impact of COVID-19. Help them renew their literacy program and make it better than ever!

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) has funded Wisconsin Literacy for Phase 4 of the Medication Label Project ‘Reducing Medication Errors: Adopting Evidence Based Directions For Use on Prescription Labels’.

This phase of the project will focus on making medication directions easier to understand for patients by increasing the use of the Universal Medication Schedule (UMS) when prescribing medications.

In this issue, you will meet our new Project Manager Bhumi Khambholja, learn about our Talking About COVID Vaccines in Your Community project, get updates on our Medication Label Project, and find out about 2021 community program opportunities.

In this eNewsletter, we shared about resources for talking about the COVID vaccine in your community, welcomed new staff and Board members, and announced upcoming events and professional development.

If you’ve ever traveled to a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, you know firsthand just how intimidating it can be. That struggle is the daily reality of many immigrants to the United States.

Luckily, there are incredible resources available. The Literacy Council of Sheboygan County serves as an international touchstone in their community, helping adults feel more at home.

This is their story.

Degly came to the Literacy Council of Sheboygan County to learn to read, write, and converse better in English. He worked with his tutor Larry for five years, showing perseverance and determination to achieve his goals.

This past year, Degly received several raises at his job, was promoted to foreman, and became the company interpreter. 

This is his story.

Nestled in the heart of Milwaukee’s vibrant neighborhoods, the parishes of St. Michael’s and St. Rose combined their resources to nurture the souls, minds, and bodies of their community. The literacy program focuses on the whole person - their family living, medical needs, and employment.

This is their story.

In this eNewsletter, we shared about how mothers wire their child's brain for future learning, the new Emergency Broadband Benefit, and job positions.

Born in a refugee camp in Thailand, Sunday Paw immigrated to the United States when she was twenty years old. She studied for her citizenship test while her daughters played around her.

On May 5, 2020, she became a U.S. Citizen and voted for the first time last year.

Her determination inspired her daughter Julianna, a 4K student who insists on reading independently, creating the story as she goes.

The English Language Learning (ELL) Class Program Manager is responsible for the successful operation of Literacy Green Bay's ELL classes. Ability to communicate in at least an intermediate level of Spanish is preferred.

With volunteer dedication, they are 27 years strong. "I’m proud of the dedication of our tutors especially during the pandemic this past year. We navigated tutoring virtually with willingness and a can do spirit,” says Melody Boyd, Board Chair and tutor.

This is their story.

In this eNewsletter, we shared tips for national volunteer month and upcoming regional meetings.

Raised working in the family business, Matt developed a strong work ethic from a young age. However, he was limited in opportunities to grow professionally.

He improved his reading and writing skills to better manage his landscape and supplies business.

Volunteers brighten the lives of students around Wisconsin and make staff lives much easier, too. Whether they are tutors, trainers, office assistants, board members or even cookie bakers, literacy instruction would be hard-pressed to happen without them.

Learn about the history of volunteerism in America and tips on how to thank your volunteers.

Wisconsin Literacy received a COVID-19 Community Outreach Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The goal of the project will be to address COVID-19 information, misinformation and vaccination hesitancy in 35 communities statewide. 

The position assists in the coordination and delivery of English Language Learning and Adult Basic Education services. The position helps coordinate all aspects of the English Language Learning and Adult Education programs, including learner recruitment, evaluations, matching learners with tutors, and on-going support of the matched pairs. The position also provides support necessary in the daily operations of Fox Valley Literacy. The Adult Literacy Specialist works as part of a team with other staff and volunteers to help carry out the mission of Fox Valley Literacy.

"The students are the most important asset we have," shares Oscar Mireles, Executive Director of Omega School.

Omega School helps adults prepare for the GED who either don’t have the skills, parental support, and financial support to take and pay for the test. They remove as many barrier as possible to help their students find success.