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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.

Thanks to the gracious support of RRF Foundation for Aging initiative, Wisconsin Health Literacy (WHL) is excited to announce a new virtual workshop series to support and strengthen the health literacy of our many unpaid caregivers across Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Health Literacy on "Fond du Lac Today" KFIZ, listen to this segment on our past and recent health literacy work including on COVID-19 at https://bit.ly/3nKKM1l.

Thank you to our funders, Medical College of Wisconsin, NNLM Greater Midwest Region, & Wisconsin Partnership Program University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Building relationships are key to FVL’s success. “Because we have a close relationship with people, they trust us in other matters - a resource to navigate the community,” Brian Leone Tracy, Executive Director, states.

This year, they will serve over 300 people through the close, personalized connection of tutors, and some small conversation groups.

In this November eNewsletter, we shared our Impact Report for 2019-2020, the News for You Online Webinar, the advocacy toolkit for adult education and literacy, and more literacy resources.

Elin Noe Perez worked on the processing line at a meat packaging facility for ten years. Although he tried to interview for a promotion, he was nervous and struggled with English, his second language.

Then, he decided to improve his English and study for his U.S. Citizenship at Fox Valley Literacy.

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.