Learn English. Get your GED. Get the skills to find a job. Many Kenosha Literacy Council students have reached their goals and have found a better life. You can too!
At the Kenosha Literacy Council, we enjoy meeting new adult learners and helping them improve their reading, writing and English language skills.
Our students are men and women, young and old. Some were born right here in Wisconsin, while others are from countries around the globe. They are single or married; they might be parents or grandparents. Some have jobs and some are looking for jobs. Others are stay-at-home mothers or fathers, or they might be retired. Some of our students went to school for many years, while others did not have this opportunity.
Our students come from all walks of life and have different reasons for becoming students.
Q: What is Kenosha Literacy Council?
A: Kenosha Literacy Council is a school where adults can improve their basic skills.
Q: Why would I go the Kenosha Literacy Council?
A: We can help you if:
- You want to learn to speak English.
- You want to learn to read.
- You want to read or write better.
- You want to get a GED.
Q: Who will teach me?
A: Trained volunteer tutors and qualified teachers.
Q: Where and when are classes held?
A: Classes are held in our offices and at other local community sites such as public libraries and churches. Classes are available daytime, evening and weekend for your convenience. See the Literacy Services section for more information.
Q: Do I have to take tests?
A: Every student is tested to measure skill levels, but these tests are NOT pass or fail and you do NOT have to study for them.
Q: How do I become a student?
A: First, call the office at (262) 654-7323 or visit us at 2419-63rd Street, Kenosha, WI between the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. We will make an appointment for you to meet with us to learn more about our services and complete registration forms. We will also discuss your interests and evaluate your skills.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: There is a $25 fee to register. Students also pay $10-$20 for workbooks. Students, who can’t pay, receive Financial Aid. Tutoring and classes are FREE!
Q: How can I get to the Kenosha Literacy Council?
A: The Literacy Council is on the corner of 25th Avenue and 63rd Street. It is in the Uptown Library. We are on Bus Route 5. Please call for exact directions.
At the Kenosha Literacy Council you will find a supportive place to learn and a flexible schedule. We are here to help you reach your goals! Check out what some of our learners are saying:
"In my new life I struggled to move forward. Because I did not speak of write English I was always dependent on others. I was no longer in control. But then life changed. I learned to communicate in English. I got a job, my own apartment and a new life. The Kenosha Literacy Council is a place where I no longer felt repressed but unstoppable." -KLC Learner Maria
"I am a 56 year old man. I quit school in the ninth grade. Don't think it's too late for you because it's not! Everybody needs to know how to read-it opens doors. Before I started learning at the Kenosha Literacy Council I had read only one book in my life. Now, I have read 4 or 5 books in one year! They are small books but ones I can read and I love it!" -KLC student, Carl
"I came to the United States from Guatemala. I took a job as a dishwasher at a local restaurant. Soon I was moved to bus boy. I developed a freindship with one of my co-workers and it wasn't long before I knew that she was the woman that I wanted to marry. We will be celebrating our 18th year of marriage soon. I have a stepson that I love like my own, and two of my own children that bring me joy everyday. I recently became a citizen of this country. KLC's citizenship class helped me prepare. Now I am living the American Dream." -KLC student, Armando
"What inspires me to learn English is the need to be able to communicate with people at: my work, shopping, restaurants, the doctor, school, etc. Kenosha Literacy Council is the place where there is the opportunity to learn English. It is very important for me to understand and learn to communicate in English in order to better understand people in the community."-KLC student, Manuel
"I want to learn English so I can be independent. I don't want to always ask people to help me. I don't want to have an interpreter. It is hard to use an interpreter. My husband and I want to buy our own house. I want my son to go to college. I want him to be anything he wants to be. The Kenosha Literacy Council is helping me learn so my family can have a good future!" -KLC student, Bway Paw