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In this issue, celebrate 10 Years of Wisconsin Health Literacy, learn 8 key steps for prescription medication label implementation, discover our 2020 Programming, and personalize training opportunities for your team.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, health care services, not just health information, moved online. Accessing credible health information is an increasing concern. WHL developed a curriculum to help everyone find reliable health information online called Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust.

Many literacy students don’t have internet or computer access in their homes. They may be eager but lack WIFI, tablets, or laptops to continue online education. Read how we're helping them cross the digital divide.

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!

At the PCLC, they help adults in their community obtain the literacy skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency and community integration. Their learners are their neighbors, coworkers, and friends, and at the center of everything they do.

If you believe that literacy is a human right and want to make an impact, check out the attached job description and apply by emailing your cover letter, resume, and three references to director@pocolit.org. The cover letter should comprehensively address your skills and experience as they relate to the job duties. The position will remain open until filled.

For 20 years, Jefferson County Literacy Council (JCLC) delivered its literacy programs across eight different communities without interconnecting transportation.

Now, JCLC rises to meet any challenge it faces - even the COVID pandemic.

This month, our eNewsletter provides easy to read voting information, virtual adult education training, and celebrates 10 years of Wisconsin Health Literacy.

Prescription labels are often confusing.  Understanding labels can be a challenge for all patients, but especially for those who have low health literacy. Patients who don’t know how to take their medications correctly can get hurt or even die. Wisconsin Health Literacy helps pharmacies create labels that are easier to read, understand, and follow. Follow these 8 practices to have a more patient friendly label.

During Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, Wisconsin state legislators from both parties share the joys of reading. 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.