Creating Brighter Futures

Our Accomplishments

Overview of Accomplishments 2004-Present
LTF started in June, 2004, as a group of concerned parents and professionals. The decision was made to focus on strong literacy tutor/training in Northern Wisconsin. Full and partial scholarships have been given in the past and now we are underwriting the cost of the class or the training.

Beginning and Advanced Level Training 2005-Present

  • Nearly 200 tutors have been trained in Beginning or Advanced level trainings
  • 34 tutors have received advanced level training as a result
  • Hundreds of students have received either classroom-based or one-on-one tutoring

Area Workshops and Presentations

  • American Association of University Women
  • Library workshops in Eagle River, Minocqua, Rhinelander, Tomahawk
  • Headwaters Reading Council
  • Institute for Learning in Retirement
  • International Literacy Day Minocqua Library
  • Kiwanis of Rhinelander
  • Lac du Flambeau Improvement Association
  • Lakeland Area Kiwanis
  • Lioness Club, Manitowish Waters
  • Marshfield Neuropsychology/Language Pathology Faculty
  • Minocqua Rotary
  • Northland Pines School District
  • Oneida Tavern League
  • Retired Teachers Association
  • Rhinelander Library – Ready. Set. Read. Presentation
  • Rhinelander Rotary
  • Rhinelander Women’s Club
  • Rhinelander, Tomahawk Library
  • Terri’s Tree House
  • Weasels

Fundraising (Donations and Grants)

  • 2018 $1,896 Donations from various community organizations
  • 2017 $5,500 from various community organizations
  • 2010 $3,440 Donations from various community organizations
  • 2009 $7,410 Grants from Wisconsin Technical College, Community Mental Health Foundation and others:
  • 2008 $5405 plus grant from Wisconsin Technical College
  • 2007 $2,167 plus grant from Wisconsin Technical College
  • 2005 $1,195
  • Campanile Center for the Arts, Minocqua

State Recognition

  • Wisconsin Literacy, Inc. Honorable Mention for Literacy Advocate of the Year 2010
  • Wisconsin Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
  • Outstanding Educator Award
  • Outstanding Tutor and Tutee Awards, 2008
  • Wisconsin Literacy, Inc. Honorable Mention for Outstanding Adult Tutee 2008
  • WI American Association of University Women Best Practice Award 2006, 2007


  • Membership in Wisconsin Literacy, Inc. 2007
  • Conducted 3-year follow up satisfaction survey of our trainees, 2007 (4.5/5.0)
  • Formed Board of Directors, January 2008
  • Donated resource materials to Minocqua library, 2008
  • Presented position paper to State Special Education Superintendent’s Task Force, 2008
  • Applied and Obtained Non-profit status 501(C)(3), 2008

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Literacy Task Force of Northern Wisconsin
5555 Sand Lake Rd
Harshaw, WI 54529
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