Literacy Network supporters, staff, and community partners joined Lau and Bea Christensen for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new classroom in June.

New classroom will support 100 more students every year

Literacy Network can now provide vital adult education services to more people thanks to the opening of a new classroom last month. Each semester, there are about 100 people on the wait list to begin classes or tutoring with Literacy Network. Recognizing the growing needs for more classroom space, Lau and Bea Christensen and the Caritas Foundation funded the renovation of an underutilized space into a new, full-service classroom, now the fifth in Literacy Network’s learning center.

On June 18, the classroom officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. However, the classroom has already seen good use by many learners who began their summer semester of classes earlier in June. Students using the new space include those in Literacy Network’s newest class: the Advanced Advising for Career Transitions class, which will prepare students with the high-level English and academic skills they need to pursue degree and certificate programs at Madison College.

This classroom expansion will help Literacy Network meet the need in our community and serve an additional 100 adult literacy learners every year. We are so grateful to our community partners and every Literacy Network supporter for making this growth possible!

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