By Tim Kowols
With the recent addition of a Japanese woman into the program, the Literacy Partners of Kewaunee County have now welcomed students from 20 different countries. Fifty tutors and 60 students currently are involved in the program, which not only helps people get comfortable with the English language but helps them work towards earning their General Education Diploma and even citizenship. Literacy Partners of Kewaunee County President Bob Garfinkel never realized Door and Kewaunee County was so diverse but says their system has produced great results.
Garfinkel credits public events like last month’s Hispanic Heritage Night about getting the word out about their organization and reaching new people as both students and tutors. Literacy Partners of Kewaunee County will soon celebrate their tenth student working their way through the program to earn their United States citizenship.