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A Literacy Works Celebration

Literacy Works invites you to join us as we Reimagine Adult Literacy. During this special Week of Giving from June 14-19, you will get a glimpse into the important work we do each and every day, and the opportunity to support our efforts to promote Literacy Justice and Communication Equity.


Join us as we celebrate the many accomplishments Literacy Works has achieved over the past year, and support us as we look to the future and Reimagine Adult Literacy.

Below are some of the key events and drawings we'll be hosting during the week. Be sure to follow along here, via email, and social media. You won't want to miss this!


  • Hear from this year’s Inspiration Award winners, one of the many wonderful Tutor-Learner pairs who’ve benefited from Literacy Works services this year

  • Learn about our Community Literacy and Clear Language Lab programs and the special impact we’ve had during this challenging time

  • Donate $50 or more between now and June 19, and be entered to win a box full of gently-loved books, specially chosen by Literacy Works’ staff as books that changed our lives

  • Donate at any amount  through June 17 to gain access to our premier event, An Evening of Conversation with Alex Kotlowitz on June 17th at 7pm CST. Award winning journalist, author, and filmmaker, Alex Kotlowitz will sit down with renowned journalist Caroline Lester for a conversation you won’t want to miss!

  • Become a monthly donor with a gift of $5 or more and be entered to win a wine-tasting with Wines for Humanity (valued at $350)!


We have set a goal to raise $35,000 this week. Help us reach our goal so adult learners can reach theirs.

Have a Donor Advised Fund or want to send a check? Give Here or mail donations to:

Literacy Works
641 W. Lake St. Ste. 200
Chicago, IL 60661

Congratulations to this year's Inspiration Award winners, a tutor/learner pair from Triton College in River Grove, Illinois: Edna and Lakeisha!

Literacy Works gleans its inspiration from the volunteer tutors and adult learners our member agencies support. We strive to strengthen programs to best serve the needs of tutor/learner pairs and enjoy honoring the journey to achieving lifelong goals.