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You may have heard Literacy Works’ exciting announcement…we launched a whole new division: the Clear Language Lab.
Over 32 million adults in the United States struggle with reading and writing.
Clear Language Lab consultants help private and public organizations deliver their messages to their audiences in clear and understandable ways. We make sure that the people who need the information can understand it.
We believe that information is power , and to have a truly equitable society, information should be transparent and accessible for everyone.
Check out more details here: Clear Language Lab is Live!
Why does an adult enroll in a literacy program? Watch our latest video to learn who Literacy Works serves and how a literacy education can change a life.
Literacy Works is a community of dedicated staff, hard-working board members, discerning funders, talented volunteers, and generous donors. Together, we build the quality and capacity of adult literacy programs and other organizations serving people with low basic skills. Together, we change lives through literacy.
Take a look at our most recent annual report to learn how Literacy Works rallied to serve high-need organizations and adult learners during a time of unprecedented financial strife for the sector.
Wordplay: An Evening of Mysterious Improv Benefiting Literacy Works.
May 20, 2017 | Unitarian Church of Evanston
Fabulous food and drinks! | Improv inspired by mystery novels!
An eclectic auction! | A crucial cause!
We will honor Natalie Moore, author and WBEZ’s South Side Reporter.
Have you ever felt mystified by the process of planning lessons for your adult learner?
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn and practice some of the basics of ABE and ESL lesson planning. We will practice writing clear, measurable objectives and building lessons around them, and discuss two types of lessons for adult learners. Participants will also have a chance to brainstorm a basic lesson plan and share their ideas. This training is ideal for both ABE and ESL tutors.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
6:00PM to 8:30PM
651 W Lake St., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60661
- For a copy of the “Lesson Planning 101” flyer, please click here.
Literacy Works serves a membership of over 50 independent literacy programs throughout Chicago. These diverse programs offer instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED and/or Family Literacy/Parent Education (Fam/Parent). Several offer Workforce Development (WFD) services, Early Childhood Education (ECE) or First Language Literacy (FLL).
Some organizations have multiple sites offering different services at each site. Please be sure to contact the agency for more details about a specific location. Most organizations — but not all — use volunteers.
Adult Education Helpline
Literacy Works partners with more than 50 member agencies across Chicago to increase the effectiveness of their adult literacy services. Our unique, collaborative approach ensures that organizations with even the smallest budgets in the highest-need neighborhoods have the support and training they need to successfully promote literacy and English language proficiency in their communities. Literacy Works offers these services for community volunteers and staff who wish to teach adults to read, write, do math, or learn the English language: