In the News
- We welcome two new members to the Board of Directors: Nirel Inman and Britt Garton Pisto! Literacy DuPage appreciates their knowledge, enthusiasm, and participation.
- On May 11, Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White announced the 2022 Spotlight on Literacy Awards winners. Literacy DuPage student Roy Blake received the “Spotlight Award for Achievement”, and tutor Liz Stefanski was granted the “Spotlight Award for Service”. Congratulations to both of these committed, hand-working program participants!
- We’ve moved! Literacy DuPage is excited to announce its recent move from Glen Ellyn to Wheaton! This larger space allows us to serve additional DuPage County adults, who seek assistance in learning and improving their English language skills. It’s a momentous year for us, celebrating 50 years in business and a new home! Our new address and phone number are listed at the top and footer of this page.
- BIG News! Literacy DuPage is proud and delighted to announce the celebration of 50 years in business! For five decades, Literacy DuPage has provided free, customized, one-to-one instruction to DuPage County adults interested in learning English and improving their language skills. This is thanks to our devoted tutors, students, staff, board members, other volunteers, donors, and funders over the years, all of whom had meaningful parts to play in creating and sustaining our successful program. Our 50th anniversary is an extraordinary milestone, a major accomplishment. Thank you for sharing this exciting occasion with us! For more of the story, visit https://conta.cc/3wma1yc
- Six public libraries in DuPage County – Addison, Indian Prairie, Itasca, Naperville, Westmont, and Wheaton – collaborated on a one-community, two-book program series called “Neighbors Together” to promote Literacy DuPage’s one-to-one English language tutoring program in attracting learners and tutors and to highlight the diversity of the county. Another program is being planned for 2023.
- Literacy DuPage was one of 31 not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant through DuPage Foundation’s Community Needs Grant Program. During the Fall 2021 cycle, DuPage Foundation awarded $432,193 to organizations working in the areas of education, arts & culture, environment, and animal welfare. Literacy DuPage received a grant in the amount of $20,000 to support its one-to-one tutoring program. For more, click here.
- Literacy DuPage Executive Director Bobbi Burgstone was interviewed by NCTV17, Naperville’s community television station. You can watch the full interview on YouTube.
- Literacy DuPage received an extraordinary gift of $10,000 from a tutor with the intention of introducing a program of curriculum materials for new tutors fresh out of training at Literacy DuPage. This initiative launched as a pilot program in September. Read the story in a recent e-newsletter. Want to stay in the know and receive Literacy DuPage news? Sign up here!