Community Resources and Adult Literacy Providers Explored/Utilized
The School District of the Menomonie Area has a strong after-school program that serves both students and parents with instructional support and learning support. One of the district staff members serves on the Public Library Board as the superintendent’s designee. The district has many partnership programs through our parent organizations providing parent sessions on use of the Internet, online safety, and how to use the Internet for instruction. Buildings continually provide sessions in partnership with our local law enforcement.
The district works very closely with area universities, CESA 11, and CESA 10 to provide professional development opportunities for all staff. One elementary building utilizes a 21st Century Grant to support students in after school programs and the Menomonie Area Public Education Foundation provides dollars for innovative grants to serve students, parents, and community members.
As with any school district, there are many partnerships beyond these mentioned; but the district recognizes that we must continue to build these partnerships to bring additional adult education opportunities for our parents and community members.
The district works closely with the Literacy Volunteers-Chippewa Valley. Literacy Volunteers – Chippewa Valley is a community-based literacy program that trains and supports volunteers to educate adults and their families, helping them acquire the skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency and function effectively in their roles as citizens, workers, and family members.
Their mission is provide One-to-One Tutoring; Family Literacy; Workplace Education; and support to Corrections, and Citizenship. All programs employ one-on-one tutoring provided by trained and supported volunteer tutors.
Literacy Volunteers – Chippewa Valley (LVCV) was founded in 1986 by a group of citizens who recognized a critical need for literacy programming within Eau Claire County. Early in their 23-year history, they recognized the same critical need in Chippewa and Dunn Counties and expanded operations to serve the entire Chippewa Valley. Since that time, LVCV staff and hundreds of volunteers have worked with thousandsof adults to earn a GED or HSED, learn English as a second language, read and write with understanding, obtain employment or get a better job, master new work skills, conquer basic math, and gain economic self-sufficiency.
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