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Woodland Literacy Council

Mission Statement
The Woodland Literacy Council will enhance community awareness of literacy programs and promote the benefits of literacy within the community. As the sole provider of Woodland literacy services, Woodland Public Library Literacy Services will benefit from our fund-raising efforts. In addition, we will nurture and encourage the literacy services staff members, volunteers, and literacy advocates.

About the WLC
The Woodland Literacy Council (WLC) has for 25 years served as the Woodland support group for the Library Literacy Service. The WLC initially contributed $2,500 annually to the Literacy Service. In the last eleven years, that amount has varied from $2,000 to $10,000. This does not include the many hours of volunteer service provided through various fundraising endeavors and community literacy education and outreach.

Board of Directors

President: Julie Gallelo, Executive Director First 5 Yolo
Treasurer: Bobbie Moriel, Ag-business Owner
Secretary: Karen Shepard

Julie Gallelo joined the Woodland Literacy Council in 2005 and has been an active board member, serving terms as both President and Secretary throughout the last nine years. She is the Executive Director of First 5 Yolo Children's and Families Commission. Julie's background is primarily in public administration and community development, where she has been working in a variety of programs for the last 20 years. In her position at First 5 Yolo, Julie works to ensure that children in Yolo County are healthy and ready to learn by the time they reach kindergarten. Early literacy is a personal priority for Julie and one that her Commission fully backs. First 5 Yolo invests over $1 million per year for early care and education throughout the county for young children and their families. Julie earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a Master's degree in public health from San Diego State University. She lives in Davis with her husband and two daughters. To contact Julie, please email her at: jgallelo@first5yolo.org.


Donate Today!
Financial contributions from individuals and organizations are vital to the year-long work of the Woodland Literacy Council (WLC). Without your help, we cannot continue to serve the increasing number of adults and children in need of literacy services.
WLC is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

Here is how you can contribute today to the Woodland Literacy Council:
  By Mail
To make a tax-deductible contribution send your check to:
Woodland Literacy Council
Attn: Donations
250 First Street
Woodland, CA 95695
  By Phone
Please call Literacy Services at 530-661-5987
  Through Special Events
We encourage organizations and businesses to sponsor special events that benefit WLC. These may include book fairs, silent auctions at conferences, and many other creative ideas. To explore the possibilities of events and activities that can support the cause of literacy in Woodland, please e-mail Literacy Services or call 530.661.5987.
  With In-Kind Products and Services
We accept donations of reading and writing supplies for our Adult Literacy programs. If you would like to make such a donation, please e-mail Literacy Services or call 530.661.5987.

If you can donate business products or professional services to WLC, please contact Literacy Services at 530.661.5987. We are always in need of donations of educational and office supplies and photography, writing, design, printing, and mailing services.