About Us

Who Are We?


The Coulee Region Literacy Council is a volunteer organization which provides tutoring for adults who need reading help.  Many adult students who need help are reading below a third-grade level, have learning disabilities, need conversational help, or cannot fit into a classroom situation.  CRLC fulfills a need for these students by offering free one-on-one help.  Social workers, group homes, parents, friends, spouses, and school counselors refer students to CRLC.  To carry out our services, CRLC has a volunteer board of directors and a part-time program coordinator.


What Do We Do?


Volunteer trainers certified in the "Laubach Way to Reading" train volunteer tutors from the community.  Volunteers come from all walks of life and believe in reading as a lifetime skill.  Tutors are trained to recognize and use individualized learning styles, the Laubach Skill Book series on word association and phonics, spelling, reading comprehension, and many special resources.  Once trained, a tutor is matched with a student who needs reading help.  Over the 41 years since our founding in 1976, we have helped more than one thousand adult students, one at a time.


Where/When Do We Work?


CRLC provides tutoring in La Crosse County and also parts of Vernon, Monroe, and Trempealeau counties.  Public libraries, school classrooms, and some churches provide space for tutors and students to meet.  Volunteer tutors meet with their students at least once a week at a mutually agreed upon time.  Tutors usually stay with the same student throughout the year.


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