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Opening the Door to Education


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Our trained volunteer tutors work with our students on basic literacy skill and English as a Second Language (ELL) skills. Our core curriculum is supplemented by computer work and materials that teach life, educational, and work related skills. Our computers are equipped with a variety of educational software to better assist our students. Students have access to tutors and resources that specialize in driver education and citizenship test preparation. We make sure to provide our students and tutors with on-going support!

Our literacy programs

Basic Literacy

The lack of basic literacy skills has proven to contribute to lower paying jobs, crime, lack of civic and community involvement, and low self-esteem.

Basic Literacy program offered at RLC

Our Basic Literacy program caters to students with low literacy skills in:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math

This curriculum is a student-centered program that caters to adults. Our program includes a variety of levels, from reading and writing for beginners to GED test prep.

For more information about this program please contact Carolyn, Basic Education Coordinator, at (262) 977-2879.


English Language Learner (ELL)

Communicating in the English language is essential for success in the United States. We have designed an ELL program to assist adults in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing English.

English as a second language program offered at RLC

ELL students come to the RLC seeking to improve their English at work, communicate better in the schools of their children, and be better advocates for themselves in the community.

In addition to tutoring, ELL students can participate in additional conversation or computer classes. Eligible students may choose to take the Citizenship class, offered 3-4x a year.

For more information about this program please contact Margarita, ELL Coordinator, at (262) 977-2874.

Here at the Racine Literacy Council we offer an array of literacy classes!

All additional programs currently scheduled include:

  • Written Driver's License test tutoring
  • Health Literacy
  • Financial Literacy
  • Microsoft Office for Beginners (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Basic Computer Literacy