Serving Waukesha County for 25 years
The Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha began in 1986, and 2011 marks its 25th year of service.
'The Laubach Way to Reading'
Frank C. Laubach was abroad in the Phillipines doing missionary work when the great depression hit the United States. Forced to return home, Laubach told a tribal leader that he and his volunteers could no longer teach the people of the Philippines to read. The tribal leader responded that Mr. Laubach should teach just one person to read, and that person would go on to teach others.
Frank Laubach did just that, creating a one-on-one tutoring method called 'The Laubach Way to Reading'. That method has endured for 80 years and is used today by the LCGW and other tutoring organizations.
" A literate person is not only an illiterate person who has learned to read and write, he is another person. He is different. To promote literacy is to change man's conscience by changing his relation to his environment. It is an undertaking on the same plane as the recognition and incarnation of fundamental human right."
-Frank C. Laubach
Founder, Laubach Literacy International