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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.

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.

This month, our professional development eNewsletter features Wisconsin Literacy job opportunities, WIOA Roundtable takeaways, and upcoming professional development opportunities.

Congratulations, Journey House, for celebrating 50 years this year. They started out as a literacy program and grew to one of the biggest programs in Milwaukee.

Jesus, a talented pastry chef and owner of Todo Postres bakery, came to Journey House to improve his English. He wanted to expand his business to an English speaking clientele.

The 2019 WIOA Roundtable's theme was “Innovation in Workforce” where attendees could learn more about the innovative programs, projects, approaches, and ideas happening throughout Wisconsin in the world of workforce.

Read about Michele Erikson's top 5 takeaways.

We’re hiring a new North Central RLC (approximately 30 hours a month). Potential to increase hours as literacy services and community partnerships develop within the North Central region.

You are an expert about the literacy services you provide to your learners. You are the best person to tell that story. Here is how you get it out in traditional and social media.

This month, our professional development eNewsletter features Wisconsin Literacy job opportunities, marketing tips, and conference resources.

Literacy Green Bay (LGB) works with learners to develop rudimentary skills (how to form the letters and hold a pencil) and takes them all the way to forming sentences and paragraphs and even earning their citizenship or GEDs.

Cristina came to the United States from Mexico in 2006. Two years later, she began English Language classes at Literacy Green Bay.

She was determined to improve her English skills and set a goal of obtaining citizenship. On April 4, 2019, she became a US Citizen.

The Regional Literacy Consultant (RLC) is a key position and provides guidance, consulting, training, and professional development designed to improve capacity and administration of the 70-member literacy agencies, as well as potential member agencies in Wisconsin.

The special issue on the intersection of Health Literacy and Adult Education was released by the Health Literacy Research to Practice journal. Review Wisconsin Health Literacy’s publication, Best Practices to Advance Health Literacy in a Wisconsin Adult Literacy Coalition, available online.

Publication in the Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis on 09/13/2019 available online.

What if you took the amount of time and energy you spend recruiting volunteers and swap that with the amount of time and energy you spend maintaining volunteers?

Aaron Goyette, from Literacy Servies of Wisconsin, shared with us his top 5 tips from the conference.