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 2019 board includes Phong Vang (President), Amanda Blinebry (Vice President), Jeanine Taylor (Treasurer), Beth Smith (Secretary), Catalina Cabello, Steve Faber, and Ben Cisewski.
Our Executive Director is Kristy SeBlonka. Kristy has over ten years’ experience as an adult literacy tutor.
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 Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, Edward J. Okray Foundation, Donaldson Filtration Solutions, Green Bay Packers Foundation, St. Michael’s Foundation, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Faith Lutheran Church, the Alliant Energy Foundation, Women’s Fund of Portage County, the Shopko Foundation, individual supporters, and others. Thank You!