October 29 2009
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Listen: Over the past eight weeks, we've heard a number of different ways volunteers first came across their organization, from the inspiring to the expected -- this time, it's a spelling bee. Mark Short was a participant in Literacy Services of Wisconsin's (LSW) Corporate Spelling Bee, a fund raiser that lets Milwaukee's business community donate and have a good deal of fun at the same time. While he participated in the spelling bee for a number of years in various capacities, it was not until he visited their facility that the mission of Literacy Services sunk in, leading to his current position at the organization -- board president. This is Mark's story with Literacy Services.[audio=1]
To echo Mark, I would highly recommend visiting their facility if you're interested in the organization. While I like to think the audio piece does a decent job representing the work done at LSW, there is no replacement for the firsthand experience.
Produced by: Adam Carr