Crossroads Literacy

Services Offered

ICAA's Crossroads Literacy program offers literacy tutoring to adults, with the help of volunteer tutors. The program helps adult learners get a GED/HSED, learn to speak English, set up a budget, gain basic computer skills, write a resume, enhance job skills, and any other literacy need of the learner.

Crossroads Literacy serves Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties. We contract with Taylor County Family Literacy to provide adult literacy services in Taylor County.
For more information, contact the corporate office at 715-532-1605.

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Qualifiers

Anyone over 18 years old qualifies for servies. There are no qualifications or eligibility requirements.

Volunteer Opportunities

Crossroads Literacy programs rely on volunteer tutors to provide face-to-face tutoring to the adult learners. Training is available for interested volunteers.

Volunteers work with us in variety of ways, including:

  • direct engagement with adult learners,
  • being on an Advisory Committee that supports and guides our program,
  • creating, promoting or helping at event-related activities, or
  • helping to promote our services - finding new ways to recruit tutors and students, and obtaining coverage through newspapers, radio, TV, social media, and grassroots marketing.

For only an hour and a half a week, you could make a difference in an adult learner's life by helping him/her:

  • Read better, or
  • Speak English better, or
  • Create a budget, or
  • Learn to use a computer, or
  • Study for their GED, or
  • Write a resume and apply for jobs on-line?

Help is needed for all of these literacy needs. Training, materials, and on-going support is provided.

Adult Education

Coalition on Adult Basic Education Literacy Fact Sheet

Statistics

We serve an average of about 10-15 learners in each county with about the same number of volunteer tutors.

Funding

A federal Adult Education Family Literacy Act through the WI Technical College System.

Community Partners

WI Literacy, local technical colleges, Health and Human Services, Drug Court, local churches, and local libraries

Staff Employed

4 part-time staff

Success Story

One of our learners is a grandma and over the course of seven months, working with a tutor, has been able to raise her reading ability 2 grade levels. She is now reading novels and enjoys reading to her grandchildren. Her grandchildren are excited about grandma becoming more confident in her reading and have taken to reading right along with her.

This is a good example of how we break the cycle of low-literacy in families. Adults feeling confident and enjoying reading are role models for the young people in their lives, assuring that the next generation will grow up with strong literacy skills.

Give us a call 715-532-1605. We will help you find a way to use your talents to create positive change in Rusk, Sawyer or Washburn County!

 

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