We plan to begin renovation in January 2016

Many thanks for your support of our work. Because of you,  we are able to serve more than 1,000 adults and families each year.

I have an exciting update on our efforts to build the capacity of Literacy Network to double the number of people we serve by 2017.

As you know, we’ve been in need of more space for several years. After a year-long search, we entered an agreement to purchase a building on South Park Street, which is the former home of the Access Wingra Community Health Center. Thanks to several generous donors, the seller SSM Healthcare and the City of Madison Community Block Grant Committee, we completed the purchase last month with no debt!

The building is 12,000 square feet. By comparison, our current building is just 2,800 square feet.

We have secured the in-kind support of J.H. Findorff & Son, who are helping to coordinate the renovation of the building. The building is only 25 years old, and needs no major structural overhaul. However, the roof and furnaces need to be replaced, new cooling units need to be purchased and internal walls need to be changed.

We plan to begin renovation of the building in January, 2016. In order to conduct the renovations, we need to raise an additional $600,000 by the end of the year.

Will you consider supporting the capital campaign?

Read more about the campaign at our website: www.growingthroughliteracy.org. I would be glad to discuss the project with you in more detail. Simply give a call 608-244-3911 and I’ll be glad to talk or give you a tour of the new space.

Thanks so much for your support of our work!


Jeff Burkhart

Executive Director
Literacy Network

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