We help Chicago's literacy programs thrive!
As a leading expert in adult literacy, Literacy Works’ Community Literacy strengthens the adult education landscape through robust training in instructional techniques, program management, and student support.
Literacy Works’ 12 hour intensive ABE and ESL Tutor Essentials trainings will teach you everything you need to know to feel prepared for your first tutor match.
This training is free to member organizations and $120 for non-members
Literacy Works offers a diverse collection of professional development on topics that support adult literacy programs. Our trainings focus on issues that are important to literacy programs, staff and learners. All trainings are free to member organizations and fees may apply for non-members.
Interested in ensuring you and your organization have access to all of our programming for the year? Consider becoming a member! We have three membership levels to fit your needs. We use a sliding scale fee structure to make sure everyone can have access.
OK Learn (Our Kids Learn) is a reading workshop designed for parents of children age 0-5. Parents will learn techniques for building healthy reading habits at home.
This free 1-hour workshop is offered every other month and is only open to member organizations. If you're interested in a customized OK Learn for your organization, please contact Keighty.
Literacy Works Members
Academy for Urban School Leadership
Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Asian Human Services
Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition
Chinese Mutual Aid Association
Corazon a Corazon
Danville Area Community College
Erie Neighborhood House
Evanston Public Library
The Greater Chicago Food Depository
Hanul Family Alliance
Heartland Alliance (Belmont)
Heartland Alliance (Ravenswood)
Howard Area Community Center
Indo American Center
Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC)
Kankakee Community College
Literacy Volunteers of Fox Valley
McHenry County College
Morton College - Project CARE
Parkdale Project Read
People's Resource Center
Regional Office of Education #33
Sauk Valley Community College
STAR Adult Literacy (ROE #17)
South-East Asia Center
The Learning Center/House of Connections
Tolton Center of De La Salle Institute
Touch Gift Foundation
UIC Center for Literacy
Vietnamese Association of Illinois
Waukegan Public Library