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 630.416.6699.

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

Literacy opens doors to a better life

Literacy opens doors … … not in a sudden burst, but gradually—letting in a little more light all the time. Consider Lanying, a woman from China who moved with her family to the U.S. While her children went to school and made connections in the community, she felt isolated because she didn’t know English. Like…

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Stronger together with College of DuPage

At Literacy DuPage, our mission is to end illiteracy for adults. We are proud of our progress toward that goal. And yet, we know we cannot fully achieve this mission alone. That’s why we are so excited about our new partnership with the College of DuPage (COD). Together, Literacy DuPage and COD will have greater reach,…

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5 ways to help Literacy DuPage this Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is coming. Yes, it’s an invented holiday … but with so much heart! Charitable organizations will be speaking up, asking for support, hoping you will give a little or a lot to fund their worthy causes. Literacy DuPage is no exception. We run entirely on donations (and volunteer energy, of course). So, any…

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