New grant expands citizenship program

Thanks to a new grant, Literacy Network will help more eligible residents become U.S. citizens and open doors to employment and community involvement.

You make a big impact in students’ lives

Thanks to you, dozens of Literacy Network ESL students have made strides in using their improved English skills.

Your employment impact update

In the second quarter of 2018, 236 adults with specific goals for their jobs and careers attended our programs.

Michelle’s academic success follows personalized tutoring

“I never miss it! I don’t think I’ve missed one class! It really helps having a tutor. I’m so lucky to have had Kristina all this time. It makes a big difference when you’re super-comfortable with somebody. We’ve become friends.”

“If you learn English, you open all the doors”

“My boys say, ‘Hey, mom, you can do it. We believe in you. And sometime it’s gratifying because they believe in me. That’s wonderful.”

Reading Between the Wines Celebrates Success

Over 175 people joined us at Reading Between the Wines last week to celebrate the success of Literacy Network students. Tracey (pictured) talked about finding success in life outside prison.

LitNet Volunteer Wins Award

Last week, Literacy Network volunteer Ruth Robarts received a Community Volunteer Award from United Way of Dane County! Ruth embodies “improving lives through literacy” in her daily work with learners in LitNet’s citizenship and tutoring programs. She has been a dedicated tutor and intern with Literacy Network for 10 years!

Mario Practices for Confidence at Work and in Life

Mario and his wife, Genoveva, have been a dynamic learning team at Literacy Network! After completing English for Parents, they enrolled together in Level 3 ESL.  “They usually choose to work together during paired activities and I often see them discussing the questions and forming answers together,” shares Caitlin, their class instructor. “They push each other to participate more in games and all-class activities and they do their homework together.”

January E-News Release

We are so grateful to have closed out 2017 with so much support from our community. Read how Veronica celebrated passing her citizenship exam and how you helped us exceed the challenge match goal.