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community building

Literacy Works is a connector in the adult education community, and we have many ways for you to get involved in the issues related to this field. We offer programmatic support, drop-in groups for both coordinators and volunteers, reading groups, collective action - and more! 

All of these opportunities are included with any level of membership, and there are also many free opportunities for non-members. Email to learn more.

Not sure if you are a member? Review our member list or email

Interested in becoming a member? Check out our membership options.

Tutor Support Drop-In

This "drop-in office hours" space is set up to support tutors when they need it (and not when they don't.) Tutors can join us each month or just when they have a question or need some ideas. We'll hold the space for two hours and you can join us at any point in that time. 


The sessions are held monthly on the last Wednesday

@ 5pm - 6 pm Central on Zoom

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Tech Talks

Need tech help a little sooner than later? Make an appointment with our resident Digital Volunteer, Lisa Perez. 

Most people join a Tech Talk session so they can practice with a new tech tool like Zoom, Google Docs, or phone and tablet apps. Lisa creates a safe environment for you to just practice your tech skills and feel more confident with your virtual tutoring! 

Please check the calendar for upcoming Tech Talk sessions.




If you can't find a time that works for you, email Lisa for more options:

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Adult Ed WAVE

Adult Ed WAVE (Workers Amplifying Voices for Equity) is a group of teachers, including some who have left teaching, working together to advocate for Adult Education. We love our job and our students but we are frustrated about the working conditions that have led to the so-called "teacher shortage".

If you're interested in supporting better working conditions for adult education workers or just want to learn more, reach out! There are lots of ways for you to get involved (not just meetings or working groups). 

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New Arrivals Collaboration Project

Literacy Works has started a group to coordinate resources and knowledge so that community-based education programs can have the information they need to support new arrivals. This is an Illinois-wide group and programs outside Chicago are encouraged to join too!


Anyone is welcome to join this meeting but we will focus on how Adult Education programs fit into the work of supporting new arrivals in Illinois.

Monthly meetings happen on the first Wednesday of the month 

@1pm - 2pm Central on Zoom

Email Keighty: to be added to our email list and to be invited to future meetings

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