We help 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

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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. 

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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.


Current Community Literacy Member? This is where you will find member-specific resources to support you and your program as we learn together.


You'll need your member password to access this material. Email Keighty if you need to recover your password.

Literacy Works Members

Academy for Urban School Leadership

Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Anixter Center
Asian Human Services

Black Hawk College
Centro Romero
Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition
Chinese Mutual Aid Association
Corazon a Corazon 

D & H Literacy

Danville Area Community College

Delta Literacy
Erie Neighborhood House

Family Legacy Foundation

Forging Opportunities for Refugees in America

The Greater Chicago Food Depository
Hana Center
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

Kankakee Community College

Literacy Connection

Literacy Volunteers of Fox Valley

Madonna Mission

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
The Learning Center/House of Connections

The Literacy Council (Rockford, IL)
Tolton Center of De La Salle Institute
Touch Gift Foundation
Triton College

UIC Center for Literacy
Vietnamese Association of Illinois
Waukegan Public Library