In 1986, as part of a national outreach campaign spearheaded by PBS and ABC television networks, literacy agencies in Southeastern Wisconsin formed the local PLUS (Project Literacy US) task force. The task force created public awareness of the alarming number of adults in need of basic literacy services in our community. The GMLC (Greater Milwaukee Literacy Coalition) grew out of this task force in 1989. Three years later, it received status as an independent nonprofit organization. In 2009, the name was changed to LCSW (Literacy Coalition of Southeastern Wisconsin) to better reflect the scope of our membership.
To promote adult and family literacy in southeastern Wisconsin.
Every adult in southeastern Wisconsin will be literate, have the confidence to function independently and the ability to apply learned skills to current and future life situations through the efforts of literacy providers.
The Literacy Coalition of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. is an alliance of organizations and individuals in southeastern Wisconsin who seek to increase awareness of the scope of adult literacy and its effects on individuals, families, communities and the workplace, and to promote literacy through collaborative efforts with individuals and organizations that provide literacy services.
LCSW Counties Served: Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha.