GRAFTON -- The Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County will host Literacy Week, a virtual fundraiser, Sept. 19 to Sept. 25 to raise $25,000 to provide free, one-on-one tutoring to Ozaukee County residents.
The ALC relies on donation from individuals and businesses to offer instruction to students who need to learn English, improve basic skills, find a new job, become U.S. citizens or even need tutoring for college entrance or support once admitted. National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week is Sept. 19 to 25 and the ALC is helping people understand the vital role adult education and literacy plays in our community while erasing necessary funds to continue to support free, one-on-one tutoring. In Ozaukee County, 6% of residents live at or below the poverty level, according to a press release from the ALC. Increasing levels of literacy can free people from poverty and a need for social services leading to improved employment opportunities and self-sufficiency.
Community support is vital to ensuring Adult Literacy Center students gain confidence, achieve their dreams and overcome life long barriers they never thought they would conquer. Students earn degrees and their U.S. citizenship. They open new doors to advancement and open new businesses. To donate online, visit www.donorbox.org/alc. For more information on The Adult Literacy Center, visit www.adultliteracyoz.org.
The Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County is an independent 501(c)(3) organization and can be found at 715 6th Avenue in Grafton. They can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by phone at 262-546-0020.