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 630.942.5210.

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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