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Find an adult education program

Become a tutor

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Helping a neighbor work on their reading, writing, math, English language or other skills is a powerful way to give back to the community. Thank you for your interest in becoming a tutor!

Literacy Works connects potential volunteers with adult education programs in need of tutors. This means that we will help you find a great organization, but you will not be tutoring through Literacy Works. 

After you complete the short application form below, we'll get started finding the organization that's right for you. Questions? Email Keighty Ward at

Become a student

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Need help with English, writing, reading, math, digital skills, or citizenship? We can help! Literacy Works will help you find a place to study that is convenient for you.


To find a class, you can:

adult education programs in Illinois

Adult education programs marked by a blue icon are current members of Literacy Works.

Literacy Works respectfully acknowledges the indigenous people that have historical relationships with the land of present day Illinois. Prior to their forced removal, Illinois was the traditional territory of the Chickasaw, Ho-Chunk, Kaskaskia, Kaw,  Kickapoo, Mascouten, Menominee Miami, Odawa, Ojibwe, Peoria, Piankashaw, Potawatomi, Sauk and Fox, Shawnee, Sioux, Wea, and others. We honor indigenous past and present contributions to Illinois. Understanding and addressing this country’s history of settler colonialism is essential to understanding the place we live in and our relationship to it.

Learn more about land acknowledgements here:

Learn more about selected indigenous-led organizations in IL here:

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