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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.

Shawano County Literacy Council, a volunteer run council nestled in rural Wisconsin, works with English language learners and adults who want to improve their reading and writing, many of whom work on farms.

Virtual learning helps more students fit instruction into their work and home lives.

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.

The Health Literacy Project Manager will help provide advice, technical assistance, and leadership in planning, developing, 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.

Go to the full position description for more information and to apply by March 19, 2021

In this eNewsletter, we shared about The Big Share, a new Wisconsin Health Literacy job postings, and the COABE virtual conference.

Listen to the program broadcast where you’ll hear from:

-- one of our library partners about how our Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust workshop impacted their community; and
-- Dr. Bethany Howlett about online information related to COVID and resources that can help you.

In this issue, you will read about our new material for high school classes, medication label project extension, and our program supporting unpaid caregivers.

Our member spotlight shines on Buffalo-Pepin Literacy Alliance. Their "Do Good," positive attitude during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in growth of both volunteers and learners.

Christine missed a lot of information during school because she didn't have hearing aids. Now, she's working on her writing and speech and gaining more self-confidence at Buffalo-Pepin Literacy Alliance.

This is her story.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the widening digital divide and the increasing concern with accessing credible health information.

Based on the success of Wisconsin Health Literacy’s (WHL) Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust, Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) will work with WHL to develop videos, program guides, and virtual learning series to address the digital divide nationally.

In this eNewsletter, we shared upcoming events such as the Winter Virtual Conference, The Big Share, advocacy request, and ProLiteracy's Workforce Atlas.

Marathon County Literacy Council, Inc. (McLit) is hiring an Instructional and Office Assistant to provide tutoring and to monitor students in an instructional setting, using prepared materials, computers, computer software using audio, video, and hard copy resources. Click for full job description.

For McLit (Marathon County Literacy Council), literacy is not just about reading and writing, but about learning directly from the people served as well. “You get right in their lives when you are doing literacy. You can make a difference to change their lives for the good. That’s part of our mission.” Connie Heidemann, Executive Director of McLit said.

This is their story.

Joshua was having a hard time finding a job. He didn’t know how best to represent himself during a job interview or have the skills to keep a job. At McLit (Marathon County Literacy Council), Joshua found the support he needed to change his life.

This is his story.

In this eNewsletter, we shared how to make your point in 2021, information on our upcoming Winter Virtual Conference, texting tool for the immigrant community, and more literacy and racial justice resources.

Find out how to make your point clearly and concisely in 2021. Anna Bierer, Northeast Regional Literacy Consultant, shares her favorite plain language strategies, who plain language helps, and where she uses plain language in her work.

Since March of 2016, Wisconsin Literacy provided GED and Literacy support for parents eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) through the Department of Children and Families.  Through our collaborative partnerships with literacy members, we reach parents with more accessible ways for them to complete the basic work credential, a GED/HSED.

Neighborhood House's International Learning Program serves refugees from mostly war-torn countries. Many have never been to school nor held a pencil.

These students are now learning remotely. This is their story.

In this eNewsletter, we shared the Stop the Spread of COVID-19! Coalition's message, our representation on the Governor's Council on Workforce Investment , the "How'd They Do That?" training series, and more literacy and racial justice resources.

May Oo shares, “We need to learn English to understand this country [and] for this country to understand us."

May and her 5-year old son arrived as refugees from Myanmar in 2013 and took English and #citizenship classes at
Neighborhood House's International Learning Program.

This is her story.