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Literacy Green Bay Inc

Rating: 5 stars   33 reviews 999

Nonprofit Issues:

Education, Human Services, Immigration

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 be fully functioning 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:

700 individuals (adults and families)

Geographic areas served:

Greater Green By 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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Reviews for Literacy Green Bay Inc

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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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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The staff at LGB are the best. Their relentless efforts in their education of literacy is the highest. The volunteers give so much of their time and dedication to helping others.

 
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I have volunteered with Literacy Green Bay as a tutor and materials writer. The staff at Literacy Green Bay are hard-working, dedicated, and concerned about everyone who walks through their doors. Students who have gone through a language or test preparation program talk about how their lives were changed because they could get their GED, take the citizenship test, find a better job, talk with their childrens' teachers, and navigate the healthcare system, among other tasks. Volunteers also benefit from professional development sessions, friendships developed with the staff and students, and in the case of one young woman I know who helped with childcare, finding her field of university study--English as a Second Language. Literacy Green Bay truly benefits all those involved with the organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

From 2008-2013, I was a volunteer tutor at Literacy Green Bay for a delightful student from Mexico. If I hadn't left the Green Bay area, I would still be tutoring there. Nevertheless, I am trying to contribute to the organization from a distance by overseeing a materials development project taken on by a university MATESOL student. The reasons I remain connected to Literacy Green Bay and would like to help the organization are many. Literacy Green Bay provides a valuable service to those people wanting to improve reading skills, learn English, study for the GED, or prepare for citizenship. Having better educated residents, in turns, helps the greater Green Bay area. Above all, the programs at Literacy Green Bay are well-organized and pedagogically sound. The small staff who make everything happen are very dedicated and professional. They provide training, ongoing assistance, and professional development to all their volunteer tutors and always with enthusiasm and a smile. I am truly happy that I got involved with Literacy Green Bay.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Literacy Green Bay is a wonderful organization of people dedicated to helping others improve their core literacy in math, English, (speaking, reading and writing) and computer skills. The organization is committed to helping adult learners become better parents, workers and community members through this effort. LGB is focused on helping others improve their livelihood through assisting them with their core literacy skill improvement - therefore allowing them to prosper and advance both personally and professionally.

 
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This is an excellent organization for promoting literacy in our community. It is also a great place to give back to our community through volunteering.

 
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What a wonderful 20 or so years I've had as a volunteer at Literacy Green Bay! I started as a tutor, taught classes, served on the board, managed the workforce development program, and participated as a tutor trainer, which I still am today. I'm so proud of the hard work my students have put in reaching their Literacy goals. We can never do enough to support Literacy in our community. It builds character, creates good citizens, and connects us as family. Hooray for our volunteer tutors and the program staff at Literacy Green Bay who make it all possible.
Dorothy Seehausen

 
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I really enjoy being a volunteer tutor for Literacy Green Bay. All materials and training are provided to help me teach my motivated, adult-learners the English reading/writing/speaking skills they need as members of our community. By removing communication barriers, Literacy Green Bay learners can achieve faster job promotion and salary growth. While working together, I gain knowledge of and even share in some of my student's wonderful customs and am always amazed to hear my learners become more and more proficient in their 2nd or even 3rd language! Literacy Green Bay is about improving quality of life for our students and their families. It is a great team to be a part of!

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

Literacy Green Bay helps adult English language learners by giving them initial English language instruction and then by pairing them with a volunteer mentor who has been trained to help the learner read, write and speak the English language and improve their math skills. Literacy Green Bay supports tutors and supplies them with curriculum at the learner's level. I have met weekly with two learners, one from India and one from Mexico, over the past three years. My learners are exceedingly motivated, completing their assignments despite their busy home and work schedules. The improvements they have made in their English language skills have translated into job promotions with higher pay and a higher quality of life for both them and their families. Learners can also study for their GED or for citizenship exams. As a volunteer tutor, I have the opportunity to make a new friend and learn about another culture while sharing my English language skills. I cannot speak highly enough about the good work of Literacy Green Bay that helps learners gain the skills to make life-long improvements in their lives!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Literacy Green Bay helps adult English language learners break down communication barriers so that they can use their skills to improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and their communities. Literacy Green Bay expertly prepares and equips volunteer mentors to teach English language skills and GED preparation. Literacy Green Bay also partners with other local agencies so that the children of their adult learners can be simultaneously engaged in learning. As a mentor, I've found my students to be highly motivated and have enjoyed learning about their cultures as we work together. I find it truly rewarding when students surpass their learning goals or receive job promotions due to their improved skills.

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

increase the number of employer on-site tutoring opportunities.

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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