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Literacy Green Bay Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Education, Ethnic & Immigrant Centers, Human Services, Immigration, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

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

Community Stories

63 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I currently serve on the board of directors for Literacy Green Bay and no other organization in the area has a great impact in achieving it's mission to help someone better their lives through adult literacy. The stories that are told from it's students on how their lives have changed as a result of attending classes at Literacy Green Bay are inspiring and in today's political climate, it is very refreshing to hear such success in achieving the American Dream!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined the Board of Directors for Literacy Green Bay in 2017. During my time with the organization, I have been continually impressed by the commitment of the team and all of our volunteers in advancing the mission of creating a community literate in the English language in Green Bay, WI. Even more so, I am truly moved by the dedication our English Language learners display on their pursuit of personal improvement through language courses, continuing education, and/or citizenship. By being part of this organization, you can feel the difference you are making.

Michael F.4

Donor

Rating: 5

Awesome organization! First handedly went to one of their fundraiser events where I got to witness what they do for our community. This place is needed! Wow! Such transformation in people's lives.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I'm particular with what organizations I support. After touring and learning more about what Literacy Green Bay has done, continues to do, and has plans to do for the community - I was completely impressed. So impressed, in fact, that I joined the Board of Directors to be a part of mission and vision.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Literacy GB is assisting our company in becoming a more diverse company. They have provided us guidance and completed an assessment to help us with our language needs. They made it a point to learn as much about our business and industry as they could to provide the right amount of guidance. We are extremely pleased with the services that they have and continue to offer for us.

Kat M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been working with Literacy Green Bay for many years and have found them to be an amazing group of people - truly dedicated to giving the gift of reading to adults in our area. The stories of the people they have helped are amazing and I am proud to be a supporter of this organization!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience is satisfactory, Dorthy has much patience so she is good teacher. Literacy it is a peaceful place so the people are charismatic, in this place, we are learn and we are not paying, I am motivated about this opportunity.

Thank you very much.

Client Served

Rating: 4

im a like my teacher calass. they help me lorn english

Client Served

Rating: 5

I like to come to classes because my teacher are very nice she teach my many tings that I need.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i lake may class. i lake learn english
and read to

Client Served

Rating: 5

i very like my teacher. and i like stady english. I like Literacy school

Client Served

Rating: 5

Real, I can imagining in an experience literacy green bay,
I have been two years almost. there is different student and senior education .
they have patient .and, tray to understand as they can.
My an expectations is high.first my friend told me is there class .
I interested when they know I'm encourage they gave tutoring teach
and, helped how to achievement my hope and my family building up good
life and be some one to understand not be ignorant.
and I say high literacy Green Bay



Client Served

Rating: 5

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING IN THE PATIENCE .I LIKE THI SCHOOL THE TEACHERS I NEED HELP BECAUSE I WANTS LEARN ENGLIS AND I WANT TO BE CITIZEN.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I like Literacy school because the teacher help me more speak, reading,write, understand and communicate people.
When star on June do not too much in the school but now I understand more.
I love the teacher because they are very beautiful and help me much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This Organization is helping me to improve my English skill. Since i came here I learn how to write and read in English. I hope everyone will come to join us because it is a very good place for study. Even the teacher they are very nice too.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I like this school because help me a lot whit my pronunciation ,grammar,reading and writing .The teachers are so specials for me ,they are so nice respectful of the others students . i learn new things . all people works here help me all the time whit anything i need ,i really appreciate thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

the class i like very much because understand more the conversation and help me with the grammar and i like it the teachers your creativity

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a teacher at Literacy Green Bay for almost 18 year, and I LOVE it! Literacy Green Bay welcomes everyone and especially helps immigrants improve their English and increase their employment skills. This service benefits the entire family and the overall community. Students are very grateful for their improved skills, thanks to Literacy Green Bay.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

About three years ago I signed up for a tutor training session at Literacy Green Bay Inc. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I had a vague feeling of wanting to "give back", "to be of service", and "to make a difference". I stepped forward, unsure of what this would look like or if I would even be able to do it. The training I received was thorough and is ongoing. The staff and other volunteers from Literacy were (and are) really terrific. They have given me so many tools and resources to help me in my tutor work and are always ready with an answer for any of my questions.
More than that, they are supportive in less tangible ways, giving me the confidence to move forward into new areas of learning. I will never forget a particular time when I ran into one of my tutor trainers in a city park. At the time, I was having some doubts about whether or not I was on the right path with my learner. She listened to my story, gave me advice and offered her encouragement. What a great conversation! And what a testament to the level of commitment and passion on the part of the staff and volunteers of this organization!
Of course, the real payoff with Literacy Green Bay comes from the relationships forged between matched tutor and learner. I am continually inspired by the efforts of my learner to better himself in order to make a better life for his family. He works difficult hours at his job and in his studies, and yet maintains such a great attitude of optimism and hope. When I witness his efforts, it makes me want to "double-down" on my commitment to this organization and especially to his learning.
My time at Literacy Green Bay Inc has been more rewarding than I could ever have imagined when I began almost three years ago. I plan to continue volunteering with this organization for a long time and strongly encourage others to consider doing the same.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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