Impact Report

Thanks to your generous gifts of service and financial support during our 2017-2018 year, we have expanded the reach and impact of our services, empowering more adult learners to develop the literacy, educational, and employability skills they need to attain and retain better paying jobs. The end of our year* also marked the first anniversary of our merger with Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services. Together, we are building a stronger, larger scaffold in Milwaukee neighborhoods to help motivated adults change their lives.

Thank you for your support!

*Literacy Services changed from a calendar year to a July-June fiscal year.

1,336 Students Served

■ Adult Basic Education (ABE)
■ Adult Secondary Education (ASE)
■ English Language Learning (ELL)

■ Skill Building (WRTP/BIGSTEP)
■ GED© Preparation
■ 5.09 HSED
■ Career Pathway HSED
■ Construction HSED

123 ABE program completions; most of those students went onto secondary education programs like HSED or GED© Preparation.

33% of the graduates honored at the city-wide Spring 2018 MATC Commencement Ceremony were students of Literacy Services.

56 countries were represented by our ELL students.

10 ELL students passed the U.S. Citizenship Test.

Our Locations

Access is critical to impact. We offer services throughout the community to reach students where they live. This map illustrates concentrations of currently enrolled students at the 8 LSW locations:

Downtown Center
Layton Center
North Division High School Learning Lab
South Division High School Learning Lab
ResCare Learning Lab
Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
MATC Walker Square Campus


Our Volunteers

As a certified Service Enterprise by the national nonprofit, Points of Light, our volunteer program is comprised of a diverse group of respected and engaged volunteers who increase our capacity to fulfill our mission with their gift of service. The rigorous Service Enterprise certification process ensures that a nonprofit is employing best practices in volunteer recruitment, evaluation, and support.

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