In the News

  • Literacy DuPage recently participated in Giving DuPage Days (April 26 – 30), a DuPage County Week of Giving, and raised $$1,645!
  • 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 $104,240.
  • 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.
The Spark
"Dream are reached when PEOPLE HELP PEOPLE"

Soyoung and Kim

Poor English-language skills can increase isolation Not knowing English in America can cause a learner to feel lonely and detached. For Literacy DuPage learner Soyoung, not being able to interact in her community left her with feelings of depression. Then she heard about Literacy DuPage from a friend, and she was excited for the opportunity…

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Blog featured image - "Tutor and student, reaching for the American Dream"

A love for teaching

Tutor Laura is all about books and literacy. Literacy DuPage tutor Laura K. is a published poet and short story writer. She’s also energetic, funny, kind, compassionate, and encouraging. Laura is an example of how literacy can improve lives. From an early age, Laura learned that reading and writing were essential components of success. Neither…

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Volunteerism sparks are flying for this dynamic duo

Volunteerism sparks are flying for this dynamic duo

For married couple Bob and Carol, volunteerism has always been a passion. When they retired, Bob and Carol Cibic knew they wanted to give back by changing lives and making the community better. Bob found Literacy DuPage and asked Carol to join him in attending an initial Meet & Greet session. Although they did not…

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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.


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 or text Literacy DuPage at 331-472-7160.

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.