In the News

  • Naperville Bank & Trust recently presented a generous gift of 13 computers to Literacy DuPage. These devices are being provided to lower-income adult learners in DuPage County, who are currently limited to receiving virtual one-to-one tutoring via cell phones. Read more here.
  • Thank You for Supporting Literacy DuPage’s Giving DuPage Days Campaign! The Giving DuPage Days campaign which ran April 26-30, was a county-wide fundraiser, hosted by Giving DuPage, an organization promoting volunteerism. $389,011 was raised for the benefit of 102 local charities serving DuPage County. As a participating non-profit, Literacy DuPage is grateful for donations totaling $2,245. The funds will be used to purchase print materials for our learners. Your financial support is deeply appreciated. Thank you!
  • Literacy DuPage is featured in the April 2021 NaperScene section of the Naperville Magazine. Read the article here.
  • Literacy DuPage is fortunate to have received PPP funding in both rounds for a total of $99,340.
  • Literacy DuPage was recently awarded a $5,250 grant from the City of Naperville! Details can be found here.
  • Meet and give a warm welcome to our new Executive Director, Bobbi Burgstone! Read more here.
  • The Ilinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White recently announced the winners of the 2020 Spotlight on Literacy Awards, which recognize participants in Illinois literacy programs. One Literacy Dupage student and two Literacy DuPage tutors received awards! Learn more about their hard work and determination, which led them to receive their well-deserved awards here.

Get Involved

Get to know us at a volunteer meet & greet session, where you will learn about Literacy DuPage and how you can become involved. These sessions are currently held every few weeks virtually via Zoom.

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See Progress

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

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 at 630-942-5210 or [email protected].

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 or text Literacy DuPage at 331-472-7160.