Leading through Adversity in Milwaukee

In spite of the challenges posed by COVID, our Leading Men Fellows in Milwaukee have thrived, helping their students learn, experiencing their own development, and helping us grow the Fellowship.  Where We’ve Been For the first time ever, our annual training, the Ascend Institute, was held virtually. Ascend is an opportunity for Fellows from all … Read more

We’re Hiring: Marketing and Communications Manager

Marketing and Communications Manager Position Description Full-Time Position: The Literacy Lab is seeking a full-time Marketing and Communications Manager to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity to support various aspects of communications and marketing, while working for a successful non-profit. About The Literacy Lab: The Literacy Lab is a fast-paced, Washington, DC-based nonprofit … Read more

Literacy as the Foundation for Equity

As we continue to consider Black History Month in February and celebrate this Women’s History Month, I want to share some images and reflections on the intersections of race and gender in the U.S. In my DEI work, I have prioritized an intersectional approach and analysis. I learned early in my career that when we … Read more

Introducing Our New CEO, Heather Jenkins

Heather Jenkins most recently served as the Chief People & Equity Officer at uAspire where she was responsible for ensuring that uAspire’s people, equity and organizational culture work is done with a people-first mindset to drive retention, inclusivity and sustainability. She spent the last year and a half as the Chief of Staff & Equity … Read more

Welcome to the Team!

This month, we welcomed several new staff members to The Literacy Lab’s team. We asked these individuals to share a bit about themselves so you have the opportunity for a virtual meet-and-greet. Read on to get to know Jax, Bianca and Funmi. Meet Jax, our DC Regional Director. More importantly: find out her secret superheroine … Read more

Driving Impact With Data

The thing I love the most about working at The Literacy Lab is knowing that our program works. As the Director of Data and Evaluation, I have the privilege of seeing this evidence first hand. We have made a commitment to having a measurable impact. The Literacy Lab takes a strategic, data-informed approach to helping … Read more

Building Your Career with a Service Year

What is a service year, and why should you consider applying for one? Carlie Muessig, a Recruitment Coordinator at The Literacy Lab, has spent the last few years answering these exact questions. Following a year of service as a Literacy Lab tutor, Carlie joined our team to help share our mission and identify advocates for … Read more