A dollar-for-dollar challenge!

We need to raise another $500,000 in the next 60 days to help us move into our new home at the end of the summer.

It is going to take all we’ve got, and we need your help!

Wall Family Enterprises and our campaign team have offered up a $55,000 challenge:

They will match every dollar donated by a volunteer or online supporter between now and the end of July!

Here’s how you can get involved:
1. Double your impact by making a donation today to help meet our goal.

2. Take a few minutes to share why you are involved, and encourage friends and family to get involved by visiting www.growingthroughliteracy.org.

3. Invite people to visit us at our current and our new location on Thurs, July 7 at 9:30 am or Mon, July 11 at 9:30 am. Two tour dates are scheduled of our current and new spaces. We hope you can join us to get a sneak peek of our new home and hear what it will do for our adults and families.

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Hard Hat Tours

July 7 at 9:30 am

July 11 at 9:30 am

Meet at our current office location (1118 S. Park Street) for a brief tour and go to our new space (701 Dane Street) for a hard hat tour. Everyone will need to wear close-toed shoes. Hard hats will be provided!

Please contact Jen Davie (jdavie@litnetwork.org or 608-244-3911) to reserve your space.

If neither of these dates work for you, Jen would be glad to find a time that works better.

You can help build capacity for families

Recently, the Channel 3 News team joined us for a tour at our new building and discussed the major gift of $100,000 from UW Health and Unity Health Insurance! View the tour on Channel3000.com 

What will this new learning center mean to adult learners?  It will mean dignity and respect for those with limited educational opportunities. It will mean sufficient space for vital programs — a dedicated library, childcare space, tutoring rooms, classrooms and a technology lab. It will mean greater earning power to emerge from poverty.

Nearly 200 donors have stepped up to join us! We are so grateful for all of the gifts toward this major goal — more than $1.2 million in gifts and pledges have been contributed by our community. But we are still short of our goal. That is why we need your help this summer to raise $500,000 by the end of August so that we can pay for renovations and open our new learning center.

More than 1,000 families ask you to step up to this challenge. Learn more at www.growingthroughliteracy.org, and give a call at 608-244-3911 to discuss your ideas for making this goal a reality. Make your contribution today. Thanks so much for all you do to improve our community! 2016-06-08 09.42.22

The Capital Campaign in the News

Wisconsin State Journal
, May 12, 2016

“The Literacy Network is trading its cramped quarters in what was once a cheese shop for nearly quadruple the space in the former Wingra Clinic and the ability to serve twice as many people seeking to improve their English language skills.

After some renovations and updates to the former medical center, the Literacy Network plans to open the doors this fall at its new location at 701 Dane St., executive director Jeff Burkhart said.

St. Mary’s sold the former clinic to the Literacy Network for less than half of its appraised value, Burkhart said. The nonprofit organization launched a $3 million fundraising campaign last month to cover costs associated with its new facility.”

Read the entire article here:


Construction Taking Shape

1 in 7 or 55,000 adults in Dane County have low literacy, but we’re committed to bringing that number down. Executive Director, Jeff Burkhart, explained that “this campaign is about dignity, it’s about giving people respect and helping them to see themselves differently. When people are in [the new] building, they’re going to see themselves differently.” Read more about our move here.

Check out how our new space is taking shape. Just image our learners in this brand new, bright, spacious learning environment! Think it will make a difference? We know it will!

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