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

5 ways to help Literacy DuPage this Giving Tuesday

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Together, we’re giving people the health benefits of literacy

Comfort and care. That’s what you want from a healthcare provider. But that’s not what you feel when you’re confused, overwhelmed, and baffled by healthcare jargon. This is a widespread issue in the United States. The National Assessment of Adult Literacy estimates only 12 percent of U.S. adults have proficient health literacy. That leaves 88…

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4 surprising facts about literacy in Illinois

It’s understandable to think “literacy” simply means the ability to read. But knowing the alphabet doesn’t make you literate, and not understanding medical textbooks doesn’t make you illiterate. Literacy has different levels. At the higher levels, literacy involving understanding written information and applying it to our lives in meaningful ways. I always assumed that most…

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