Building Literacy Now
Dear Liz,

I love May! It’s a time of renewal and rebirth as trees bud and tulips bloom. And it’s a season of hope—especially as I dig in the dirt and sow my garden with seeds that I hope will grow into beautiful summer flowers.

Every day the news tells of heartbreaking stories experienced by refugees and immigrants from across the globe. But every day there are also countless acts of kindness giving them help and hope as they and their families flee their homelands.
Once they travel across oceans and arrive in Wisconsin, many refugees and immigrants are in great need of English as a Second Language (ESL) work before they can study for U.S. citizenship. With Wisconsin Literacy's support, member agencies provide vital literacy services for their students as they move forward with hope, towards a brighter future, and work to achieve a better life for their families.

Sincerely,
"The world's favorite season is the spring.

All things seem possible in May."
Edwin Way Teale
Your Support Changes Lives
Wisconsin Literacy’s Annual Member Demographic Report compiles the results of our annual member surveys. Wisconsin Literacy’s member literacy agencies across the state are encouraged to use this report to compare their program's work to state averages and to assist with their public relations and fundraising efforts. Your support helps 70 literacy agencies brighten the future of adult students and their families each year.
Your Support Expands Health Literacy:
Don't Wait, Vaccinate!
Wisconsin Health Literacy is working to make sure that every Wisconsinite has access to accurate and reliable information about COVID and the COVID vaccines.

Thanks to support from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, we are working with community-based organizations, tribal governments and other nonprofit organizations to reach underserved populations as trusted members of the community. Recently hired, four Vaccine Community Outreach Regional Specialists are reaching out to all areas of the state to provide information and answer questions about the vaccine.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:
Community Center for Immigrants:
A New Literacy Agency for the Digital Age
Community Center for Immigrants (CCI) in Milwaukee currently provides U.S. Citizenship Classes for immigrants. Due to COVID-19, classes are held remotely on Zoom. CCI teaches students nationwide and provides high quality education for little or no cost because 97% of students are refugees from Asia or Africa. CCI provides immigrants with equal access to curriculum that prepares them for their US Citizenship Interview.
The Big Share
Hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin, The Big Share on March 1, an annual day of online giving, raised more than $31,000 for Wisconsin Literacy thanks to generous donors like you!

After meeting a $10,000 matching challenge from current and former board members, Wisconsin Literacy held a fun mid-day Game Day Challenge sponsored by Green Bay Packers Give Back, a "Literacy and Libations" brew tasting happy hour with New Glarus Brewing Co. and in the evening, Wisconsin Literacy presented "Literacy and Lullabies" featuring bedtime stories and lullabies.
Thank you Community Shares of Wisconsin
and Corporate Challengers for making
The Big Share a success!
Your support builds literacy and improves lives throughout Wisconsin.
Thank you!
Wisconsin Literacy | (608) 257-1655 | info@wisconsinliteracy.org | wisconsinliteracy.org