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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.

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.

Thank you, Augusta Public Library, for hosting a free Wisconsin Health Literacy virtual "Let's Talk About Pain Medicine" workshop 11/4. Thanks, WQOW News 18, for sharing how to safely dispose of leftover medication with the general public.

In our monthly Literacy Voice, we promoted our Apprenticeship and All About CASAS trainings, requested Health Literacy Summit presentation proposals, and shared funding opportunities supporting Afghan refugees.

Donna Bohannon, RPh, MS, principal scientist at US Pharmacopeia (USP), and Bhumi Khambholja, PharmD, MSHI, project manager of Wisconsin Health Literacy, discuss how to adopt USP standards for labeling to increase health equity.

Watch the video.

In our monthly Literacy Voice, we promoted our Fall Virtual Conference series, welcomed Stacy Martin, and shared health literacy information for health literacy month.

Under the general direction of the Health Literacy Director, the Project Manager will help provide advice, technical assistance, and leadership in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating statewide health literacy strategies and interventions directed toward a broad audience including health and social service professionals, literacy professionals, and healthcare consumers. The Project Manager will also assist in developing and implementing fee-for-service contracts.

Every other year, the Project Manager will serve as one of the primary event planners for the Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, a significant event in the field of health literacy.

WHL is working with member literacy agencies and community partners to strengthen vaccination efforts in Wisconsin. Under the general direction of the Health Literacy Director, the VCO Project Manager will help provide advice, technical assistance, and leadership in planning, developing, managing, evaluating, and reporting on vaccine community outreach activities across Wisconsin. They will lead a team of four Regional VCO Specialists to conduct and evaluate activities, as well as oversee documentation and reporting for the project.

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

In our monthly Literacy Voice, we promoted our Fall Virtual Conference and Strengthen Health Insurance Literacy and gave tips for AEFL (adult education and family literacy) week.

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.

In our monthly Literacy Voice, we announced the Journey Through Literacy, shared the ProLiteracy 2021 Conference on Adult Education, and offered TABE Online and Online Learning trainings.

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/

In our monthly Literacy Voice, we congratulated New American Citizens, promoted our thursday Morning Coffee Break series, and shared information about the new FCC Emergency Connectivity fund to help schools and libraries.

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.

In this eNewsletter, we shared resources for talking about the COVID Vaccine in your community, welcomed to Bhumi Khambholja to our team, and promoted Achieve Database training.