One in eight adults in Winnebago County is unable to read beyond a third grade level. Challenges with literacy can lead to lifelong challenges, especially with employment and self-sufficiency. Since 1989, Winnebago County Literacy Council (WCLC) has worked to create opportunities for people to read, write, and speak English. Increased literacy skills can help develop confidence and independence.
WCLC offers English classes, individual tutoring, and programs to build work skills. Volunteers are an integral part of WCLC’s work. Opportunities abound between one-on-one tutoring, in-class assistance, and event support. A registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and United Way agency, WCLC supported by donors, grants, and passionate volunteers.
If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with WCLC, consider attending an orientation, “Volunteer Foundations,” on Friday, August 11, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on the third floor of the Oshkosh Public Library. To sign up, email WCLC Volunteer and Service Coordinator Bethany Lerch at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (920) 236-5219 (ext. 4802).
(photos courtesy of the Winnebago County Literacy Council)