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Marathon County Literacy Council, Inc

Improving the Quality of Life through Literacy

aka McLit, Marathon County Literacy   |   Wausau, WI   |  mclitofwausau.org

Mission

Improving the Quality of Life through Literacy

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Conradine Heidemann

Main address

515 N 3rd Street

Wausau, WI 54403 USA

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EIN

20-0606704

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Community/Junior College (B41)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Club House

We meet every Thursday Afternoon to promote learning through workbook and individual attention, sometimes a community game board using money and social skills

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Working with parents and students to succeed with the new virtual learning programs used at their schools.
Continue with helping fill out forms, paperwork and practice for employment.

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Work with walk in students in need of reading, writing, or math skills. Also those looking for GED/HSED diplomas, or English as a Second Language students.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students demonstrating responsible behaviors and work habits

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, People with disabilities, Unemployed people

Related Program

McLit Literacy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students who demonstrate improved overall literacy

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Multiracial people, Children, People of European descent, People of Latin American descent

Related Program

McLit Literacy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students enrolled in service-learning courses

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Multiracial people, People of Asian descent, People of Latin American descent, Unemployed people, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

McLit Literacy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Multiracial people, People of European descent, People of Latin American descent, Children and youth

Related Program

McLit Learning Center

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Volunteers Recruited per Year: Let’s recommit to putting the needs, expectations and growth of our volunteers and participants at the center of all we do.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Improving Quality of Life Through Literacy

To promote literacy in our county and the surrounding areas by:
1. Identify and assist existing literacy services and promote collaboration among them
2. Provide flexible, individualized literacy services to adult residents of Marathon County
3. Recruit, train, place and support volunteer-tutors
4. Promote interest in and financial support for the activities for McLit.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve shown what we can do when we draw on our own collective strengths. We’ve found our own permanent location which allowed us to operate independently and continue to provide literacy support to the community and to those in need.

We have actively recruited members of the LatinX community to improve their English and increased their comfort in the community. We are also offering Spanish classes to those who are interested in building relationships with our Hispanic population. We have expanded our reach to include school age children with remedial work to reduce their frustration in school.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Marathon County Literacy Council, Inc

Board of directors
as of 08/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Denis Tan

GEM Learning Center

Term: 2021 - 2023


Board co-chair

Ann Mataczynski

Owner of Business

Term: 2021 - 2024

Michelle Brandt

Financial

Amanda Trecartin

Jeffrey Schumacher

Records and Recording

Celin Mejias

Judy Staszak

Secretary

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/23/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/25/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.