PCLC is a nonprofit based in Stevens Point. We believe all adults have a 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.

PCLC offers one-on-one tutors and small group instruction at different times and locations throughout the county in order to increase accessibility. We serve adults with different socioeconomic and racial/ethnic backgrounds. We’re committed to creating a learning environment that is focused on the learners’ goals and advances mutual respect, trust, dignity, and fairness.

Board of Directors

Our 2022 board members are Steve Faber (President), Zia Yang (Vice President), Amber Stancher (Secretary), Mary Case (Treasurer), Kabao Moua, Catalina Cabello, and Cathy Raabe.


Joe Schauer, Co-Director – joe@pocolit.org, 715-321-6075

Bethany Mallek, AmeriCorps – bethany@pocolit.org

Annika Rice, Instructor


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.

The PCLC works with a variety of community partners, including CAP Services, Inc., the Stevens Point Area YMCA, Mid-State Technical College, and ECDC.


Dedicated funders include the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, the Green Bay Packers Foundation, Words & Friends sponsors and donors including Worzalla, and other supporters.