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The Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County provides individualized educational services for adult
learners to improve academic and life skills. These skills help learners pursue personal, professional and life goals.

Women learning at the Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee CountyUnited Way-Funded Program

United Way of Northern Ozaukee funds One-on-One Tutoring at the ALC. The center serves adult learners with a variety of needs including, English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Education Development (GED) preparation, college entrance and class assistance, and citizenship.

In 2019, the ALC designed and implemented a Self-Assessment Tool for students to complete. This self-assessment tool measures a student’s progress in academics, employment, and life skills. Of the 35 students who completed the self-assessment in 2019, 100% reported having an increased skill level as well as increased confidence in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Success Story

Ms. O recently informed the ALC Staff that for the first time since coming to the U.S., she was able to talk with her personal physician without having to use an interpreter. She said she felt comfortable and confident when speaking to her doctor. She also understood the directions and recommendations the doctor gave her. Ms. O attributes her successful visit with her physician to the English tutoring she has been receiving from the ALC.