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Opening the Door to Education


What We Offer

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.

Instruction is free for adults seeking driver’s education.

For more information about this program please contact Carolyn Umfress our Basic Education Coordinator at (262) 632-9495.


English Language Learner (ELL)

Communicating in the English language is essential for success in the U.S. 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

Our process includes pairing a student with a trained volunteer tutor and assessing ELL Goals.

Some examples of ELL goals include:

  • Obtaining a driver’s license
  • Becoming a U.S. citizen
  • Helping their child with school worK
  • And more... 

Our ELL students have come from around the world and our tutors have reported that they have benefitted more from working with their students as much as the students have!

For more information about this program please contact Margarita Fons our ELL Coordinator at (262) 632-9495.

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

All additional programs currently scheduled include:

  • Health Literacy
  • Financial Literacy
  • Microsoft Office for Beginners (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Basic Computer Literacy

The Racine Literacy Council program also provides tutoring and an ESL class in Western Racine County, funded in part by the United Way of Racine County. For more information on Western Racine County Literacy Programs contact program coordinator Richard Goetsch at (262) 632-9495.