Community Literacy

Because communication is the building block of relationships.

Learning to communicate effectively is one of the most important things we teach here at Erie House. Not only does it impact the career opportunities available to our community, it’s also a building block for developing relationships – both personal and professional.

The Community Literacy program at Erie House offers one-on-one and small group tutoring for over 300 students annually who are reading at or below the eighth grade level. Tutoring sessions focus on oral and written comprehension through focused one-on-one sessions with qualified volunteers.

Upcoming Programs and Events

Free English Conversation Classes
Tuesdays at 10:00 am or Thursdays at 6:00 pm (beginning Tuesday, May 2, 2017)
1347 W. Erie St., Chicago IL 60642
To register, please call (312) 432-2257 or email

Clases de Conversación en Inglés Gratuita
martes a las 10:00 am o jueves a las 6:00 pm (inicia martes, 2 de mayo, 2017)
1347 W. Erie St., Chicago IL 60642
Para inscribirse, favor de llamar (312) 432-2257 o mandar un email a

This project was made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, using state funds designated for literacy.



    volunteers received training to become Community Literacy tutors.



The Basics


Erie Neighborhood House
Erie House–Little Village


Vary by tutoring session


Susana Ortiz
(312) 432-2257

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