About Us

Established in 1965, the Kenosha Literacy Council is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. KLC is located at the Uptown Branch of the Kenosha Public Library, 2419 – 63rd Street, Kenosha, WI.


At the Kenosha Literacy Council (KLC) we believe that literacy is a basic human right and the foundation for lifelong learning.  The Kenosha Literacy Council is a non-profit organization made up of teachers, learners, tutors, volunteers and donors all working together to improve adult literacy in Kenosha County.


Our programs teach reading, writing and speaking skills to adults and families so they can achieve financial independence, good health and greater involvement in our community.  A wide variety of programs are offered to help adults improve their skills so that they may better achieve goals specific to their needs.  Improved literacy skills mean a better chance at a safe, productive life.  KLC programs include small group classes and tutoring that focus on health literacy, financial literacy, citizenship, workplace literacy and more.  Together with more than 200 volunteer tutors, 600 adults are helped each year.


KLC’s adult learners come from all walks of life: some are young adults, many are parents, and some are coming back to school later in life because they need to find a new job. Most of KLC’s students (79%) are learning English as another language but others (21%) are American-born, English speaking students who need to improve basic skills in reading and math so that they can get their G.E.D. Many programs are on-going throughout the year and new students are welcome to begin at anytime. New students do need to complete a registration process before beginning any classes. Learn more about becoming a student.


The Kenosha Literacy Council is the only agency in Kenosha County that works to provide and promote literacy education in English to any adult learner with the assistance of trained volunteers. Our volunteer tutors are changing lives everyday! Being a volunteer literacy tutor doesn’t take much time, is easy to learn how to do and is fun! You don’t need teaching experience or speak another language. With many different tutoring options available, you’re sure to find one that fits your schedule! Learn more about becoming a volunteer tutor.


Would you like someone to come speak to your group about Kenosha Literacy Council, the work we do, and ways to improve and support adult literacy in Kenosha County?  

We can do that!  Email cheryl@kenoshalit.org or call her at (262) 654-7323.


Facebook Feed

Success Stories

Contact Us

2419 - 63rd Street
Kenosha, WI 53143

Monday - Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm