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Literacy Green Bay Inc

Rating: 5 stars   39 reviews 1,235

Address:

424 S Monroe Ave Room 5 Green Bay WI 54301 USA

Mission:

To help adults and families acquire the reading, writing, math, English language, computer, and workforce skills they need to function effectively as workers and community members.

Target demographics:

adult learners (ages 16 and above) with low literacy skills, undereducated or needing a high school credential (GED), and/or those adults with limited proficiency in English along with their immediate familes

Direct beneficiaries per year:

785 individuals (adults and families)

Geographic areas served:

Greater Green Bay area; Brown County, WI

Programs:

One-on-One Tutoring, English Language Learner Classes, the Children First Family Literacy program (GED classes), Citizenship and Computer assisted and Skills Instruction for adult learners and Child Tutoring and Early Childhood instruction for their children

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920-435-2474
www.literacygreenbay.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

Learning English at Literacy Green Bay has helped me on many things. I'm now able to read the newspaper, I can make doctors appointments over the telephone and I'm also able to help my children with their homework. My reading, writing and speaking have improved a lot since I started studying at Literacy. I'm now able to fill out job applications and write a resume. I basically feel confident and independent because of the skills I learned at Literacy Green Bay.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Among the best nonprofit service organizations in our community is Literacy Green Bay. Although it is run by a small staff, the results they achieve are big acccomplishments. I have been affiliated with Literacy Green Bay for many years as a tutor and community business partner. Over that period, I have observed a high degree of dedication from the director and other managers; excellent communication between the staff and volunteer tutors; and exceptional educational support for tutors and learners. Through the efforts of Literacy Green Bay, learners achieve their goals and become better citizens of our community.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Literacy Council and my English tutor are being helping me and my family a lot. We have doctor's appointments so often, because of my daughter's health condition. Now I don't need to ask anymore for an interpreter and wait longer on those appointments because we are waiting for them to came and help me with the translation. I can do it by myself!!! It was the same situation on my daughter's school. Also I could finish a program at NWTC all on English with goods grades. something I didn't imagine I could do some day, Thank you!!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a tutor for Literacy Green Bay and out of all the volunteering I've done over the years, this is by far the most rewarding. To see someone new to American and English, learn to adapt to our country is a great experience. As their English improves, their personality comes out.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined the Literacy Green Bay Board of Directors and was so impressed with the work this organization does, I attended the training and became a tutor. My student is an English Language Learner whose main goal is to increase her English speaking fluency. We meet twice a week for an hour and talk about all kinds of things - from politics to family and everything in between. We've been meeting for 6 months and these hour-long meetings have become the highlight of my week!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a tutor for about 20 years at Literacy Green Bay. Having not been a teacher, I was unsure of my value to students initially. However, the friendships with students from many different countries and the support of the staff have made me feel of value in this volunteer opportunity. I am always happy to share my experiences with others in the hope they may want to experience what I have. Literacy Green Bay, its staff and volunteers provides a valuable contribution to the community.

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for your time and commitment as a tutor ...we are pleased to know that you feel valued as a volunteer. Kathy Cornell, Exec Director

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had several students over the years I have tutored. I have enjoyed each one and have probably learned as much as I have taught. I am always impressed by their desire to learn, their work ethic and close family ties. I was never a teacher, but feel comfortable with the materials supplied and the support of Literacy Green Bay staff who have great expertise. My most memorable time was helping someone attain their citizenship and going with her for the test and then to take the oath of citizenship with her and her family. The work that is done at Literacy Green Bay is amazing!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None-hope the staff works forever!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been an instructor at Literacy Green Bay for many years, and would like to express my respect and appreciation for this organization. Teaching adults to communicate in the English language is personally very rewarding. These students are very enthusiastic to learn and to become productive members of the local community. Literacy Green Bay provides the resources and facilities to carry out this important mission, thereby improving the lives of many people every day.

 
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Thank you for your service as one of our teachers. We couldn't help as many people as we do if it weren't for our dedicated teachers and tutors. Kathy Cornell, Exec. Director

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Literacy Green Bay is highly respected locally and throughout the state for their outstanding programs. It has received a number of awards including the Ethics in Business Award last year. The agency is proactive in responding to the needs of their community and their clientele. Literacy Green Bay has been very involved in helping other nearby literacy councils with program and board development, training and resources. The staff is knowledgeable, professional and pleasant to work with. The agency and staff work collaboratively with other nonprofits.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Phenomenal describes the work of Literacy Green Bay!
This organization serves our community in many ways: one-on-one tutoring and classroom instruction for English language learners, citizenship classes, computer instruction,child care and tutoring, and workplace language instruction.
Literacy Green Bay relies on many volunteers to support their work. Most importantly, this organization's professionals provide training for the volunteers they recruit.
I am proud to be associated with Literacy Green Bay.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a teacher at Literacy Green Bay. The staff members are so supporting and caring. They are knowledgable and professional.

The students are wonderful to work with. This job is so rewarding. In 30 years of teaching, I cannot remember
having this much fun. It is the highlight of my day and i enjoy coming to work.

 
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