Laps for Literacy

Join Team Laps for Literacy for the 2018 Giving DuPage Human Race

A fun 5K run or 2 mile walk to benefit Literacy DuPage on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Literacy DuPage recruits and trains volunteers to tutor adults who wish to improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and/or writing. Sitting side-by-side with learners every day, we aren’t just teaching literacy, we’re changing lives.

Tutor

Empowering an adult with language will change that person’s life—and yours, too. No foreign language or teaching experience needed. Just time and heart.

Give

More than 100,000 DuPage County residents need help improving their English skills. We dream of reaching them all.

Connect

Our tutoring happens in quiet libraries and other public spaces. But in the community, we’re making noise—online and in person.

Inspire

We’re eager to tell the story of our organization, but even more excited to share the inspiring stories of our learners’ successes.

Need A Tutor?

Do you want to learn English? Call Literacy DuPage at 630.416.6699.

Get Involved

We hold volunteer orientation sessions every few weeks, at locations throughout DuPage County.

Register to join us!

See Progress

Since 1972, we’ve been changing lives through literacy. Our passion just keeps growing. Read our strategic plan and annual report.

The Spark

Got a second? Fight illiteracy.

As much as our tutors accomplish, many more people in the area wish for a better life by improving their language skills. Literacy DuPage’s waiting list includes 300 more people who hope to be matched with a tutor. Overall, more than 100,000 people in DuPage County need help improving their English-language skills.

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Dad’s language learning helps the whole family

Javier came to the U.S. from Mexico with his wife and infant son to work hard for a better life. As his children became school age, Javier began struggling to communicate with their teachers and healthcare providers because of his lack of English-language skills.

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Give The Rent

GIVE the Rent for Literacy DuPage

We’ve established a GoFundMe campaign called GIVE the Rent. Our goal is to raise $24,000.

That’s enough to cover an entire year’s rent in our humble but oh-so-necessary office space!