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Blind Date With a Book

Blind Date With a Book Milwaukee PBS, Boswell Book Company, Literacy Services of Wisconsin, and Milwaukee Public Library are inspiring reading throughout the community with fun events in conjunction with PBS’s The Great American Read programming. Take a chance at falling in love… with a book! Sept. 7th, 11am-2pm Sept. 12th, 5pm-7pm Sept. 21st, 11am-2pm Milwaukee […]

The Great American Read

  What is America’s Favorite Book? Literacy Services is celebrating the joys of reading in partnership with Milwaukee PBS, Milwaukee Public Library, and Boswell Books with special events for PBS’ The Great American Read. It all starts next week at the kick-off celebration where PBS’ list of America’s 100 best-loved novels are revealed! Be among […]

Literacy Services & Milwaukee Achiever Merge…

Literacy Services & Milwaukee Achiever Merge to Strengthen Adult Education and Workforce Development Services (May 11, 2017) – Milwaukee, Wis. – The largest community-based organizations providing adult education programs in Southeastern Wisconsin – Literacy Services of Wisconsin (LSW) and Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services (MALS) – will combine operations to expand their reach to students and […]

Art’s Story

Hi, my name is Art, and I’m a student here at Literacy Services. This is my story.  Many years ago, I was in a six-month alcohol and drug program at Matt Talbot Recovery Services. One guy there was going to Literacy Services. He asked me if I wanted to go with him and enroll there. […]

Strategic Planning

Making Plans

Assistant Director of Operations, Robin Brisco, and GED Tutor Volunteer, Chris Colby, are two of the forty people gathered at our full day strategic planning session. How do people make decisions? How do they chart a course of action, grapple with the big question about why am I here? What is my purpose? I have […]

Quarterly Honors Celebration

Quarterly Honors Celebration Every day, our students are reaching their goals and advancing their lives with the help of dedicated volunteers and committed donors. It is important to us to take a moment each quarter and bring people together to celebrate the results of this hard work. It’s a time to enjoy some food and […]

Book Drive

Books Unlock Potential Donated books allow us to provide free resources to motivated, yet often low-income, adult learners with an ever-changing variety of reading materials for all interests and reading levels. In addition to offering books for free, we also sell donated goods through direct and online sales. Funds help to support the ambitious work […]

Your support has changed 403 lives so far this year!

I came into work this morning needing a second cup of coffee. I had so many thoughts whirring through my mind as I pondered writing you today. Here’s some of them…Sherman Park, elections, education, Jessica, systems, racism, privilege, my dad, unearned disadvantage, Jerome, history, opportunity, change, hope, Richard, recognition, kindness, power… When I made my […]

GED Graduation

One of the greatest perks of being a tutor in LSW/GED is when a student passes his/her last test. There are often screams, usually hugs, and most always, tears of joy on the faces of both tutor and student. These emotions are even more intense at the citywide GED Commencement at MATC, which I experienced […]