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Community Literacy

We can provide you with the language support you need to thrive. Come learn to speak English with more strength and confidence as you discover exciting new opportunities in the world around you.

Program Fact Sheet

1:1 & Small-Group Tutoring

Learn individually or in a small group with one of our trained tutors. We work with you and your schedule to find a consistent, convenient meeting time so you can develop conversational, reading and writing skills in community with others.


8:00 am–8:00 pm


West Town – House


Susana Ortiz
Program Coordinator
(312) 432-2257


If you enjoy helping others and would like to build connections with folks in our community, sign up to volunteer in our Community Literacy program.

1-on-1 Tutor

Work 1-on-1 with a student to help them develop their language and literacy skills.

Ideal Commitment: 1–2 hours/week for at least 1 semester

Small Group Tutor

Facilitate group activities to support students in their continued language acquisition.

Ideal Commitment: 1–2 hours/week for at least 1 semester


85% of students

advanced an entire level on the

BEST literacy assessment test

123 volunteer tutors

worked alongside

153 adult learners



ABE Instruction

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