Literacy Network works with full-time and part-time employees, interns, and hundreds of volunteers each year. We have an actively engaged board of directors that helps guide and support our work.
Volunteer tutors come from a variety of professional backgrounds and attend Literacy Network’s tutor training before being matched with adult students. Staff members listed below keep regular hours at the Literacy Network office (701 Dane Street, Madison) to offer support to other employees, volunteers, advocates, and visitors.
Interested in joining the Literacy Network team?
Literacy Network Staff
phone: (608) 244-3911 ex. 55
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 100
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 95
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 30
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 1002
Yenny Juarez Reyes
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 90
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 35
phone: (608) 999-4114
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 10
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 20
phone: (608) 268-3177
Alejandra Muñoz Contreras
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 75
Alejandra Perez Montes
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 80
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 25
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 85
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 45
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 15
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 40
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 1005
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 70
Marie Wilder Lareau
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 50
phone: (608) 244-3911 ext. 60
Board of Directors
“Literacy Network uplifts the lives of thousands of learners in our community and empowers them to achieve their literacy and life goals, from learning how to support their children in school to applying for jobs or advancing their careers. I'm honored to support and champion the efforts of the dedicated staff, students, and volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors.”
“In the short time I have been an ESL tutor, I have found it both challenging and rewarding. Each time I walk into the classroom, I am humbled by the dedication of the literacy learner I work with to learn English and thrive in a community and culture that I sometimes take for granted.”
"I have been really impressed by the work the Literacy Network has done to help adults learn English, improve their literacy, and gain citizenship. Hearing directly from people who have been helped by the Literacy Network is truly a moving experience. Their stories of how the Network's work was able to change their lives has motivated me to become more involved with Literacy Network."
"Literacy skills and accessible programming have the power to bring individuals together and open doors for new opportunities. I am proud to support the Literacy Network's life changing services they provide within the Greater Madison area to encourage and enhance literacy skills for individuals who are eager to learn and reach their full potential."
As a retired teacher, Bea knows the power of reading, “There is a wonderful feeling that I would like to share with you. Close your eyes and imagine sitting beside someone who really wants to learn to read English and has a very serious look on their face. After this person has read a few sentences, open your eyes and see that person look up at you with a big smile on their face. They had just read something! That is what this wonderful feeling is like. As a volunteer, you can have that wonderful feeling. A feeling of knowing that you have been responsible for helping someone learn to read and hold their head high and feel good about themselves.”
“There are many less fortunate people in our community that can’t read. That is one of the endeavors that Literacy Network does. It brings people together that can’t read and helps them learn. Then they, like you, will be able to stay up with the world and READ! That is just one of the reasons why I support Literacy Network.”
J. Corkey Custer
“Literacy is the first step to almost every ambition a person could have, and I’m proud to be part of an organization that is so effective at giving people the chance to achieve it.”
“Being a literacy tutor is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I had many rewarding years as a public school reading teacher. The amount of change that literacy brings to an adult's life is profound. It is a joy to watch a student's life, and their own self confidence improve. I appreciate that the Literacy Network offers seats on the board to those of us who tutor. This allows the passion we have for the work to spread throughout the governing body and keep us all focused on the importance of keeping the work going.”
Doug, who earned his HSED after dropping out of high school and went on to serve as Executive Director of Madison Teachers Inc., shares, "My academic background instilled in me an appreciation for the multiple paths needed to provide opportunities for us to reach our full potential."
"During the time I have spent with Literacy Network, first as a tutor, then Group Leader intern, and now, member of the Development and Marketing Committee and Board of Directors, I only continue to be more and more inspired by the determination and dedication of this organization’s learners and those that lead the way for the great work being done in our community. I look forward to continuing to support the values, objectives, and mission of Literacy Network, an organization which helps to enhance the lives of so many in Dane County."
“It is important to lift up members of our community, and in working with Literacy Network, I see first-hand the impact the organization has on the lives of its adult learners.”
"As a lifelong language enthusiast I know the power of language in daily life for work, travel and overall well-being. I find Literacy Network's impact on our community of adult learners so impressive and important since we all connect through language. I cannot think of a more worthwhile mission than empowering people with language skills to improve their lives. I am honored to serve on the board and contribute to Literacy Network's mission in our community."
“Enhancing literacy skills for valuable members of the Dane County community is essential to closing opportunity gaps. I volunteer on the Literacy Network Board of Directors to help people of all backgrounds achieve the success they deserve."
“I strongly believe in the work that Literacy Network is doing and would like to contribute to this agency’s continued growth and mission.”
"Literacy Network provides crucial support to adult learners and removes barriers to participation in the greater Madison community. As a volunteer board member, I'm proud to work with Literacy Network to increase access to education and promote life-long learning"