We help literacy programs thrive!
As a leading expert in adult literacy, Literacy Works’ Community Literacy program strengthens the adult education landscape through robust training, relationship building, technical support, and collective action.
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.
Our recently updated training is video-based for a more engaging learning experience. The self-paced work is paired with one live (via Zoom) review session with an experienced tutor trainer.
This training is free to members at the Tutor Essentials and All Acces membership levels. The training is $250 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 Community Literacy events are virtual via Zoom and most will be recorded.
All trainings are free to member and a fee of at least $15 may apply for non-members.
Recordings of past trainings are only available to members at the Professional Development or All Access membership levels
Literacy Works is a connector in the adult education community! We have many ways for you to get more involved in the issues related to this field. Support groups for coordinators (and one for volunteers too!), reading groups, technical support for programs, collective action - and more!
All of this support is included with any level of membership, but there are many free opportunities for non-members, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Our Community Literacy program is membership-based.
We have three levels of membership and offer sliding-scale fees for adult education programs and individuals.
We have lots of options, just let us know your situation.
current community literacy Members
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Black Hawk College
Chinese Mutual Aid Association
Corazon a Corazon
Danville Area Community College
Delaware Division of Libraries
Erie Neighborhood House
Hanul Family Alliance
Heartland Alliance (Belmont)
Heartland Alliance (Ravenswood)
Howard Area Community Center
Hyde Park Refugee Project
Indo American Center
Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC)
John A. Logan College
John Wood Community College
Literacy Volunteers of Fox Valley
Literacy Volunteers of Illinois
McHenry County College
Morton College - Project CARE
Oakton Community College
Olive Harvey Community College
Parkdale Project Read
People's Resource Center
Regional Office of Education #33
Regional Office of Education - Peoria
Sauk Valley Community College
STAR Adult Literacy (ROE #17)
South-East Asia Center
Tutoring English to Advance Change (TEACH)
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
YWCA Literacy Council