Finding our literacy message in a bottle

By John Mennell This was like the message in a bottle that you tossed into the ocean, coming back to you. During a visit to setup a MagLiteracy newsstand at the Street Youth homeless center in Austin TX, that we will share more about soon, something happened that underscores the enormous power of our idea [...]

Being literacy – what keeps me up at night?

By John Mennell What keeps me up at night? Prepping magazines for new readers. Anyone can do it. With titles for every reading age, interest, and language, magazines are the most powerful literacy engines on the planet. There is something profoundly and personally uplifting about gathering the magazines that you love or that others love [...]

Grassroots literacy teams sow the seeds of freedom, prosperity, and civility to end poverty for good, one reader, one village at a time

By Amelia Robinson “Personally, as a first generation student, education is something I’m very passionate about, and what got me interested in volunteering at The work being done to promote literacy in the greater Madison area is critical in the hopes of ending poverty, and I’m very fortunate to be part of it.”  -- [...]

University of Wisconsin student leader Cassidy Slinger lights the way for Madison literacy

By Amelia Robinson For Cassidy, the most important part of working with has been finding new purpose for all different kinds of magazines and comics, some of which are aimed at highly specific audiences. Cassidy Slinger, a member of UW-Madison’s graduating class of 2018, has been one of the most dedicated and involved volunteers [...] first principles

Our literacy mission according to first principles: The enormous value of literacy is well understood. With titles for every reading age, interest, and language, the unique benefits of printed magazines and comics for reading engagement and comprehension are well established. The literacy needs for tens of millions of U.S. and hundreds of millions of global [...]