2016 was an amazing year thanks to your dedication to adult learners.

On September 12, we moved into our new learning center, expanding our space by more than three times. Most importantly, the new learning center provides dignity and respect to adults who have had negative experiences with education. You opened doors to new opportunity for nearly 1,200 adults. Thank you so much for your support!

As you’ll see in this report, we have celebrated many amazing achievements – people who became U.S. citizens, helped their children succeed in school, got new jobs, and gained promotions because of their hard work in our individualized literacy programs. Lupe is a student in one of our customized workplace English programs at North Central Group. Lupe says the classes have helped make communicating with guests and coworkers easier. She’s not afraid to answer the phone, and she finds it much easier to speak with the maintenance crew. Her goal is to become a housekeeping manager by taking classes to improve her English. We were honored to partner with NCG, their employees, and so many other organizations and companies in Dane County to reach more adults in 2016.

1 in 7 adults in Dane County needs us. With a new facility, more community support, and increased numbers served, we are poised to continue meeting the literacy needs of residents here in Dane County. We thank you for your continued dedication to supporting the hopes and dreams of adults and families in Dane County.

Sincerely,

Jeff Burkhart, Executive Director
Maureen Miner, Board President

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