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Improving Adult Literacy in Kenosha County

Kenosha Literacy Council (KLC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 1965. Our organization is governed by a volunteer board of directors, and we are located at the Uptown Branch of the Kenosha Public Library. At KLC, we believe that literacy is a basic human right and the foundation for lifelong learning. We are a group 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.

We offer a wide variety of programs to help adults improve their skills, focusing on health literacy, financial literacy, citizenship, workplace literacy, and more. With the help of over 200 volunteer tutors, we assist over 600 adults each year. Whether you are interested in becoming a student or a volunteer tutor, KLC is here to help you achieve your goals and improve your literacy skills.

Facts & Figures

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Founded in 1965, the Kenosha Literacy Council has over 58 years of service in adult literacy.

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Annually, KLC supports around 600 adults with the help of 200+ volunteer tutors.

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KLC is the only agency in Kenosha County dedicated to adult English literacy education.


To provide and promote literacy education in English to adults in Kenosha County with the assistance of trained volunteers.


To help KLC’s adult learners develop into literate citizens who are performing at their highest potential and contributing to their communities.

Empowering Adult Learners

The Kenosha Literacy Council offers a wide range of services that help adults acquire the literacy skills they need to become successful students, workers, family members and community citizens:

  • Teach basic reading and math skills to adults.

  • Conduct English language classes for immigrants and refugees.

  • Offer citizenship preparation classes.

  • Provide support and guidance for GED testing.

  • Recruit and train volunteer tutors.

  • Provides ongoing support and resources for volunteer tutors.

  • Help learners access additional education services at Gateway Technical College (GTC).

  • Collaborate with other literacy providers in the community.


Meet the Kenosha Literacy Council’s team: a dedicated and passionate group committed to enhancing adult literacy and empowering individuals in our community.

Cheryl Hernandez Executive Director

Cheryl Hernandez

Executive Director
Email: [email protected]

Cassie Christianson Program Coordinator

Cassie Christianson

Program Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

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Nathan Tidd

Program Instructor
Email: [email protected]