October Organization of the Month- Literacy Network of Dane County
The Literacy Network of Dane County is WWMV-LP’s organization of the month! This non- profit organization founded in 1974, works with teachers, tutors, volunteers, and donors to improve adult literacy. Over 55,000 adults in Da
ne County struggle with low literacy. The Literacy Network combats this by “teaching reading, writing, communication and computer skills to adults so they can achieve financial security and deeper engagement with their families and communities”, according to their website.
Elliot Valentine, the marketing specialist at Literacy Network, says that is favorite part about working with the organization is collaborating with the other staff members. He says all employees, “respect what we each bring to the table”, which fosters the company’s growth.
In addition to full- time and part- time employees like Valentine, the Literacy Network includes more than 500 volunteer tutors and helps over 1,000 adults every year. All classes are taught free of charge.