Reflections on Community Impact
Thanks to your generous gifts of service and financial support during our 2017-2018 year, we have expanded the reach and impact of our services, empowering more adult learners to develop the literacy, educational, and employability skills they need to attain and retain better paying jobs. The end of our year* also marked the first anniversary of our merger with Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services. Together, we are building a stronger, larger scaffold in Milwaukee neighborhoods to help motivated adults change their lives.
Thank you for investing in an inspiring future for our students, their families, and our community. In the following impact measures, we hope that you’ll find that our performance exceeds your expectations for your investment.

*Literacy Services changed from a calendar year to a July-June fiscal year. 
2017-18 Impact Report
Our Students
1,336 Total Students
The following map illustrates concentrations of currently enrolled students at the 8 LSW locations: 

Downtown Center
Layton Center
North Division High School Learning Lab
South Division High School Learning Lab
ResCare Learning Lab
Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
MATC Walker Square Campus
Our Volunteers
As a certified Service Enterprise by the national nonprofit, Points of Light, our volunteer program is comprised of a diverse group of respected and engaged volunteers who increase our capacity to fulfill our mission with their gift of service. The rigorous Service Enterprise certification process ensures that a nonprofit is employing best practices in volunteer recruitment, evaluation, and support. To learn more about becoming a volunteer visit
Upcoming Events
Blind Date With a Book
Milwaukee PBS, Milwaukee Public Library, Boswell Book Company, and Literacy Services of Wisconsin invite you to examine the power, passion, and joy of reading, with a multi-platform initiative, The Great American Read
Join us this September for Blind Date With a Book events at The Milwaukee Public Market. Get a free, gently-used book, compliments of Literacy Services of Wisconsin’s donors.

Choose from a selection of mysteriously wrapped books with vague descriptions on them. Enjoy your lunch or dinner while getting to know your new novel a little better. You may stumble on a genre you never thought you’d like or an author you've never heard of before. You might even end up paired with one of the 100 novels selected for PBS's The Great American Read. Afterwards, let us know how your date went on social media with #MKEBlindDateBook. 
September 7th: 11am-2pm
September 12th: 5pm-7pm
September 21st: 11am-2pm

2nd Floor
400 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Books distributed through Blind Date With a Book events were donated and have not been reviewed for content. Books intended for blind dates may contain language that is only suitable for adult audiences. A selection of books suitable for children and young adults will be available for random selection. Limit one per person, per day while supplies last. 
Volunteer Appreciation Party
Volunteers! Please allow us to thank you for empowering our students and making our community stronger each day. Join us for dinner from a local eatery and enjoy a short program with words of gratitude from our students, staff, and board. You'll meet other amazing volunteers who make our work possible and leave with more than a heartfelt token of our appreciation.

Be one of the first to see United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County's amazing new Johnson Controls Volunteer Center! The beautiful space is a great resource for our community and a more than fitting venue to celebrate your impact on the community.

Space is limited, register today. See you there!
Thursday, September 20th

5:00-5:30 PM - Check-in
5:30-6:00 PM - Dinner
6:00-6:30 PM - Program
6:30-7:00 PM - Fellowship

United Way's Johnson Controls Volunteer Center

225 West Vine Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Additional Events
The Eagle in Me: An Evening of Carl Sandburg by Jonathan Gillard Daly
September 28 - October 21, 2018

Enjoy a delightful journey through the heart of America by one of its finest storytellers, Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Carl Sandburg. Milwaukee's own Jonathan Gillard Daly recreates Sandburg's traveling show, bringing his poetry, folklore, and music to life in this exciting world premiere.

Don't forget your books! In Tandem Theatre will host a book-drive to benefit Literacy Services throughout the all performances.

All performances located at the Tenth Street Theatre (628 N. 10th Street, Milwaukee WI 53233), home to In Tandem Theatre.

More information online at:
The Rep’s Summer Reading Program
Milwaukee Repertory Theater invites you to join their Summer Reading Program and revisit Jane Austen’s classic novel  Pride and Prejudice  (also part of  The Great American Read .) Once you’ve read (or re-read) the book, join The Rep this holiday season for the clever and charming sequel  Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley , running November 13 through December 16.

See how Miss Mary Bennet finally has the chance to be the heroine of her own story in this delightful play. Get $25 tickets for adults ($10 tickets for ages 12-18) by answering the trivia question! “The Bennet Family is rather large and Mary is the _ _ _ _ _ daughter.”

For more information and to redeem the code, call 414-224-9490 or visit
Bring your books!

For the duration of the performances, The Rep will be hosting a book-drive to benefit Literacy Services!
Mark Your Calendar
3rd - Labor Day
Agency Closed
6th - Volunteer Orientation
19th - Volunteer Orientation
20th - Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

2nd - Volunteer Orientation
2nd - Student Honors Celebration
5:00-6:30pm - Downtown Center
17th - Volunteer Orientation
1st -  Volunteer Orientation
15th -  Volunteer Orientation
22nd & 23rd -  Agency Closed
Happy Thanksgiving

6th - Volunteer Orientation
18th - Student Honors Celebration
11:45am-1:30pm - Downtown Center

Winter Break - Agency Closed
December 24th - January 4th
Classes resume January 7th
Downtown Parking Announcement
Parking management has changed at our Downtown Center and we have taken some steps to help make sure our guests don’t receive a ticket/citation while parked at our facility. Throughout September, we will update and refresh drivers on the parking instructions and distribute new Literacy Services parking decals.

At the beginning of each class hour, you will find a staff person at the front of your classroom to give you a new decal and a written copy of the parking instructions. You will be asked to confirm the spelling of your name and your license plate number/s. It should all take about two minutes or less per person. Thank you all for your cooperation and patience.