Literacy Green Bay Inc
Rating: 4.98 stars 44 44 reviews 1,291
424 S Monroe Ave Room 5 Green Bay WI 54301 USA
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.
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
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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I have been a board member of Literacy Green Bay for more than two years , and prior to that was a tutor for several years. Literacy Green Bay provides a valuable service in the greater Green Bay community, providing English language instruction to learners of many national backgrounds, and basic reading and writing skills to American-born adults who lack those skills. All the learners are seeking a better life for themselves and their families, and realize that a knowledge of English is essential. Literacy Green Bay provides classes and individual one-on-one tutoring...and both the tutors and learners are dedicated and passionate. The organization is extremely well-run on a minimal budget, due to the dedication of its staff and volunteers. Lise G
I began as a board member/volunteer with Literacy GB not knowing the true impact that is provided. After talking with staff, current and past students, i have been enlightened to the difference the services make on the individuals and the community. Knowing I can be part of such a wonderful organization brings pride and joy.
I have ben being tutered at Literacy Green Bay for six years. When I first started coming I could not read spell or write vary well.
We have ben reading story books, writing book reports, and using flash cards. We practes word lists . We use books like Specific Skill Series and we have started doing crosswerd puzzels since it seems to help whith my spelling although my teacher says I use "inventive" spelling.
Now I am able to pick up a newspaper to read and I can shop in stores without help reading the labels.
I have holped Literacy Green Bay by talking to new tuters about how evirything started whith me here.
Lyle, Green Bay, WI
I started with Literacy Green Bay in 2013 in the group class. After about six months I was paired with a tutor. In the time I have been with Literacy I have spent many hours with my tutor. My English has improved and I have become a citizen of the USA. Literacy Green Bay has had the resources to help me progress including a place to meet, materials to use, and help with my educational needs. My experience has been great.
I have been involved with Liteacy Green Bay for approximately 8 years since retiring . I have worked as a tutor and also do initial evaluations on students new to the agency and periodic revaluations to check on progress. I have worked with "helping agencies" all of my adult life and can proudly say that the efforts at Literacy Green Bay are truly transformative for our clients. It is so refreshing to be working with individuals that are motivated to the "nth" degree to improve their lives and the lives of their families. It is amazing to see individuals tackle and master the near impossible - learning the English language! It is also refreshing working with colleagues who are so selfless in their efforts in working with their students. The efforts of the volunteers and extraordinary professional staff leads to an exhilarating level of positive energy that is so refreshing in this day and age.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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!