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,…

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…

Got a second? Fight illiteracy.

As much as our tutors accomplish, many more people in the area wish for a better life by improving their language skills. Literacy DuPage’s waiting list includes 300 more people who hope to be matched with a tutor. Overall, more than 100,000 people in DuPage County need help improving their English-language skills.