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Wisconsin state legislators and Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes share the joys of reading with us this week.

Tune in on Facebook or Twitter at 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM every weekday to hear favorite books, quotes, and poetry from these literacy champions.

COVID Relief need for Community Literacy. Ask Governor Evers to designate COVID-19 stimulus funding to literacy programs. We need your help to make the case to State leaders.

This month, our eNewsletter gives tips and toolkits on how to advocate for literacy support during Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. Check out upcoming professional development.

People advocate for literacy to draw attention, change and resources to the cause.

Use these effective advocacy tips from a staffer who received advocacy calls for a Senator.

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.

This month, our eNewsletter lists upcoming professional development for addressing health disparities, virtual plain language trainings, and mental health and wellness for nonprofit staff.

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.

This month, our eNewsletter provides how to infuse voting and the US Census in adult education lessons, a message on Racial Justice, coping with COVID mental health resources, and how to move your fundraiser online webinar.

To vote and complete the US Census, adults must understand:

-- how the process works
-- who can participate
-- when they can participate.  

When Oanh came to Walworth County Literacy Council (WCLC), her goals were to be a good parent to her sons, attain Citizenship, and improve her English.

The path to success wasn’t easy for Oanh but on January 12, 2020, she passed her Naturalization Civics test and Interview for Citizenship.

"We do more than teach English," says Ellen Hossman, Executive Director of Literacy Council of Green County. "We encourage community building. . . most of our tutors become part of their learner's families."

Along with one-to-one and small group instruction, learners and tutors at the Council share each other's culture and each other's lives.

For 22 years, Lindsay Hyland has been an integral part of the Literacy Council of Green County.

She shared her many skills with hundreds of learners and beyond to others connected to the Spanish speaking community in Monroe, Wisconsin.

As a tutor and mentor, she offers her knowledge freely, with humility.

This month, our eNewsletter provides information on how summer reading programs move online, welcome our newest board members, and links to our regional meeting webinars online.

Worried about summer slide? Anna Bierer shares the summer reading programs and activities she found at public libraries in Wisconsin and what works for her family.

Congratulations to Journey House's five graduates of their THRIVE Workforce Banking program with PNC Bank.

Journey House's THRIVE (Transforming, Healthy, Reliable, Inspiring, Valued, and Employable) training and internship program prepares participants for careers in banking, culinary arts, retail, construction & architectural design, emergency services, manufacturing, sports turf management & landscaping, food & agriculture, green economy, and STEAM through industry recognized certificate training programs.

Joe's experience in high school was sometimes difficult. He fell behind and was not able to catch up in time to graduate with his peers.

The Menominee Tribal Education’s GED Prep Program gave him a chance to move forward in life.

This month, our eNewsletter provides state and county estimates of adult skills proficiency, statewide literacy services at a glance, and Wisconsin Literacy's online resources.

Skip the port-a-potties…skip the check-in line and walk for a purpose in your own neighborhood. Walk to support Children’s Dyslexia Center!

When? Saturday, May 16th

How? Collect pledges for your own, unique course. Run a 5k around your neighborhood or at a local park….or plot a walk from your bedroom to the kitchen and back again.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event—register now!

Literacy connects us to each other. Let’s celebrate the triumphs in this important work- virtually!

Join us on today for a virtual Celebration of Literacy where we will share the amazing stories of our literacy superhero award recipients from across Wisconsin.

In this issue, learn about the COVID-19 Resource Page, the Celebration of Literacy Goes Virtual, the Wisconsin Health Literacy Event Updates, the 2020 Workshop Updates, and Personalized Training Opportunities for Your Team.

Updates to our project making prescription medication labels easier to understand.

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.