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Literacy Works Presents

A Week of Giving

Celebrate Literacy

Join us for a Week of Giving May 9th-16th, as we celebrate the many accomplishments of our community. Throughout the week we will be highlighting volunteers and organizations making a difference, and the accomplishments of our Community Literacy and Clear Language Lab programs.


We invite you to follow along throughout the week through email and social media as we tell the story of our vision that one day, literacy will be recognized as a basic human right, supporting people along their journey to read, write, and interpret the world.

Below are some of the key events and topics you can look forward to learning about during the week. Be sure to join us!


  • Hear from this year’s Inspiration Award honorees, one of the many wonderful Tutor-Learner pairs who have benefited from Literacy Works services over the past year.


  • Check out the recipient of our Clear Language Lab's first ever Community Leader Award, which champions an organization prioritizing clear communication so that community members have access to the information they need to thrive. We are honored to recognize Restore Justice. Check out our talk with RJ's Executive Director, Jobi Cates.


  • Learn about how to get involved with Literacy Works and connect with a neighbor in your community as a volunteer tutor.


  • Donate $50 or more between now and May 16th and be entered to win a box full of gently loved books, specially chosen by Literacy Works’ staff as books that changed our lives.


  • Meet award-winning author Luis Urrea during our Read with Literacy Works virtual event on May 16th at 7:00 pm CDT, which will wrap up the Week of Giving. Donate any amount before May 16th to gain access. Luis is a one-of-a-kind storyteller and a captivating author, and we are thrilled that he will be joining us to read an excerpt from his most recent book The House of Broken Angels, while discussing his extensive work.

We have set a goal to raise $30,000 this week. Help us reach our goal so adult learners can reach theirs.

Thank you to our board members and fundraisers for supporting this event. Help Cheer Them Along!

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

Literacy Works
5401 W Lawrence Ave #30223

Chicago, IL 60630

Presenting luis urrea


Donate any amount before May 16th to attend our virtual Read with Literacy Works event featuring Luis Urrea, author of The House of Broken Angels.


Luis will join us on May 16th at 7:00 pm CDT to wrap up the Week of Giving and read an excerpt from his book The House of Broken Angels, while discussing his work.

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