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Literacy Council: Tutors ‘open up a whole new world’ in 2023

RACINE — Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life? The Racine Literacy Council has a place for you. Racine Literacy Council, 734 Lake Ave., is now recruiting volunteer tutors to help with ambitious growth plans for 2023, said Laura Sumner Coon, the nonprofit organization’s executive director. “It’s just a wonderful way […]

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Racine Literacy Council announces Laura Sumner Coon as new Executive Director

The Racine Literacy Council has announced its new Executive Director will be Laura Sumner Coon, who will start serving Racine in her new position on Aug. 15. Sumner Coon will take over the role from the late Stephen Mussenden, who passed away unexpectedly in February of 2022. The Racine Literary Council, 734 Lake Ave., provides […]

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Racine Literacy Council Resumes Entry-level Classes the Week of June 15

For 55 years, the Racine Literacy Council has provided educational resources to help adult learners meet life’s challenges. The current pandemic is a new challenge, and RLC is rising to meet it. The building has been closed since March 22. Existing student/tutor pairs have continued to work together through distance learning with materials mailed to […]

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GED Fair Attracts 86 Racine County Residents

Hosted by the Racine County GED Initiative, the first GED Fair held Thursday netted 86 people expressing interest in obtaining their GED diploma. The Initiative — which includes Gateway Technical College, Racine Unified School District, Racine Literacy Council, Wisconsin Department of Corrections and United Way of Racine County — aims to increase the number of Racine […]

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A weekend for art and artists

It’s a weekend for artists, wildlife trivia and lots of live music. This weekend also brings poetry and a 400th anniversary. Real Racine has some terrific suggestions.   Art up close. It only comes around once a year and it’s fascinating! Get Behind the Arts Studio Tour 2016 provides a rare, up close, behind-the-scenes at […]

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Your Valentine’s weekend is here

This Valentine’s weekend in Racine County has lots of entertainment options including live music, art and even an exotic dinner with exotic animals. Come along with Real Racine. A jazzy evening. What better way to spend an evening then with Davina and the Vagabonds? This Twin Cities-based band specializes in New Orleans jazz and blues […]

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Racine Literacy Council Hosting English Learner Class Meeting at COP House

Residents interested in participating in an English learner tutoring program are invited to an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Lakeside COP House in Mount Pleasant. Members of the community who would benefit from a program at the COP house should plan to attend so the Racine Literacy Council can determine how many volunteer […]

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Weekend includes Juggling, Comedy

Why stay at home? This November weekend includes juggling, comedy, fund-raisers and a new shopping experience. All this and more from Real Racine. Hand is quicker than the eye. He’s fast and he’s funny! Racine Children’s Theatre presents eight performances with Jason the Jesting Juggler this weekend at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. […]

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