We believe that all adults have the right to literacy. We work with adults to help them achieve the ability to read, write, and speak English; and understand and use information to make decisions about their lives. Literacy gives adults the tools they need to care for their families, maintain employment, avoid poverty, understand health information, get involved in the community, access further education, and more.
The 2017 board includes Beth Smith (President), Eddie Glade (Vice President), Jeanine Taylor (Treasurer), Kelly Seefeldt (Secretary), Sara Przybylski, Bob Worden, Phong Vang, and Ron Purkapile.
Our Executive Director is Kristy SeBlonka.
The PCLC works with a variety of community partners, including CAP Services, Inc., the Stevens Point Area YMCA, and Mid-State Technical College. Our agency is also a member of Wisconsin Literacy, a statewide coalition of community-based literacy programs in Wisconsin, and ProLiteracy, a national literacy organization that promotes literacy in the context of people’s daily lives —at home, at work, and in the community — through education, training, publications, research, policy development, and advocacy.
PCLC funders include Words & Friends for Literacy sponsors and supporters (as noted on our fundraiser page), the Edward J. Okray Foundation, the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, the Green Bay Packers Foundation, Donaldson Filtration Solutions, Monogram Loves Kids, the Gannett Foundation, Faith Lutheran Church, the Alliant Energy Foundation, Women’s Fund of Portage County, the Shopko Foundation, SEEK, individual supporters, and others. Thank You!