The Walworth Literacy Council (WCLC) has provided literacy services in Walworth County since 1987. The Adult Tutoring Program is a student-centered program and provides free one-to-one and small group tutoring in basic educational skills, drivers education written test and English as a second language.
The Council was formed under the guidance of the Lakeshores Library System and incorporated on March 8, 1988. At that time the agency was known as Literacy Council of Walworth County.
The Council was reorganized and renamed in 2003 with the support of a Limited English Grant provided by the Workforce Development Center of Walworth/Racine/Kenosha Counties.
The Walworth County Job Center was instrumental in reinstituting this program. The program operates under the guidelines of ProLiteracy Worldwide.
In August 2008, the Literacy Council began offering Adult Basic Education & English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at the Walworth County Jail. To learn more about this program Click Here.
WCLC Mission Statement
The Walworth County Literacy Council’s Adult Tutoring Program provides student-centered instruction in basic literacy skills and English as a second language. The primary focus of the program is confidential and free tutoring by trained volunteer tutors.
As a non-profit organization 501(c)(3), the Council promotes awareness of literacy issues and seeks support from the community to develop literacy programs.
Board of Directors
Front Row (L to R): Theresa Schuerman, Judy Stone, President Marilyn Putz
Back Row (L to R): Richard Goetsch, Vice-President John Bigler, Treasurer Dan Draper
Not Pictured: Mike O’donnell
Abby Baker is the Coordinator of the Literacy Council. She previously was a Volunteer in the Jail Literacy Program. Abby is a also a retired Deputy Sheriff with the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department and also volunteers her time with Hospice. To contact Abby, call 262-957-0142, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Stone, the founder of the Literacy Council, continues to help operate the Council on a regular basis. Judy also trains new volunteers, and currently tutors in the Walworth County Jail. Previously, Judy was a Junior High Math Teacher.