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West CAP Literacy Program

Listing Last Update: March 28, 2018


PO Box 305
525 2nd Street
Glenwood City, WI 54013

Primary Contact

Stephanie Stark

(715) 410-4735

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Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills

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Program Overview

We provide primarily 1-to-1 tutor/learner instruction. We also have some small group classes. We assess learners skills and match them to a tutor. We work with people in St. Croix and Pierce counties of Wisconsin. We have tutors in the following Cities: New Richmond, Hudson, River Falls, Baldwin, Elmwood. We hope to add the cities of Amery and Balsam Lake in Polk county as well. We work with other agencies to provide student-centered literacy instruction to help individuals reach their literacy goals. We are membersof Wisconsin Literacy.

Mission Statement

West CAP, Inc.: Strong, Secure Families, Sustainable Communities.

West CAP Literacy Program provides student-centered literacy training, tutor support and training, high quality educational resources, and literacy advocacy to help West CAP area adults achieve their individual goals and better their lives through improved literacy.

Hours of operation: flexible

Cost info: Services are free, but individuals with incomes over 200% of poverty will be asked for donations to cover the costs of books or other teaching materials.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

Bob was 60 years old and had been laid off from his job as a

crane operator. He did not feel he could retire early, so went to the Veteran's
Hospital to get a job. He was employed part time as a maintenance worker. He
was supposed to complete training, but ran into difficulties because the
training was on a computer. This posed two problems for Bob; he didn't know how
to use computers, and he couldn't read the instructions on the screen. Bob had
kept his low reading ability a secret from his daughter and grandchildren, as
well as his friends. He came to West CAP
Literacy Program for help to read better so he could work full time. West CAP
assessed his reading skills and assigned a tutor to work with him on his
reading skills. West CAP had previously trained the tutor and provided teaching
and learning materials as well as tutor coaching. Bob's tutor helped him to
increase his reading skills and encouraged him in his efforts. The tutor's
husband assisted as well, helping him understand how to use computers. Bob was
able to increase his reading skills enough to complete his training and become
a full time employee of the Veterans Hospital.

Rosa is originally from Mexico. She is married to a man from
Italy and together they have 4 children. Rosa worked with the local technical
college to study for her GED. She successfully passed and received her GED
certificate. Rosa was a legal resident, but wanted to become a US citizen. It
was especially important for her to become a US citizen since she could then
sponsor her husband, who was also a legal resident. West CAP Literacy Program
provided a tutor for Rosa that helped her prepare for the citizenship exam. She
was able to pass that exam and achieved citizenship.

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

We provide literacy tutoring and small group instruction in St. Croix & Pierce Counties of Western Wisconsin. We are beginning to provide literacy services in Polk county as well. We have a reading program at the Pierce County Jail to help inmates pass the time and learn from reading.

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