We continue to closely monitor and evaluate developments of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and local health and government authorities. We are committed to providing a safe environment for our tutors, students, and staff. This message outlines our preparations at Literacy DuPage to support our tutors, students, and employees as the effects of COVID-19 unfold. Our office is temporarily closed, and field support is resuming but in a limited capacity. We have implemented a telework policy for our staff and are making every effort to ensure our tutors and students have continued support from Literacy DuPage. Our services have resumed, however, most activities remain virtual. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.


Staff Directory:
For all other questions or concerns, please call us at 630.942.5210 or email us at info@literacydupage.org.

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.


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.


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


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


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 630.942.5210.

Get Involved

We hold volunteer meet & greet 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
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Probation Tutoring Program at Literacy DuPage

SPARKING conversation at probation. It started with an observant judge and a compassionate probation officer. In 2014, probation officer Randall Wernecke was speaking with Chief Judge Daniel Guerin, of the DuPage County 18th Judicial Circuit Court. Judge Guerin noticed probationers in his courtroom who could not understand, read, or fill out necessary forms. He wondered…

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This group is not fazed by COVID-19

Conversation groups are special, often becoming more than just a group. At Literacy DuPage, our ESL conversation groups are intended to give intermediate and above adult learners from around the world, practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. In 2019, there were 1,023 attendances by learners at one of Literacy DuPage’s drop-in conversation groups!…

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Expanding out tutoring program through classroom-based tutoring

New tutoring option: Classroom-based tutoring

Classroom-based tutoring is now at Literacy DuPage In July 2019, the College of DuPage and Literacy DuPage embarked on a journey, forming a new partnership together. This partnership is designed for greater reach, greater impact and greater success in the community. As part of the partnership, throughout the fall 2019 semester Literacy DuPage assumed responsibility…

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