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Probation Tutoring Program at Literacy DuPage

SPARKING conversation at probation. It started with an observant judge and a compassionate probation officer. In 2014, probation officer Randall Wernecke was speaking with Chief Judge Daniel Guerin, of the DuPage County 18th Judicial Circuit Court. Judge Guerin noticed probationers in his courtroom who could not understand, read, or fill out necessary forms. He wondered…

Itasca Conversation Group's outing and the words, "This group is here to stay"

This group is not fazed by COVID-19

Conversation groups are special, often becoming more than just a group. At Literacy DuPage, our ESL conversation groups are intended to give intermediate and above adult learners from around the world, practice speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. In 2019, there were 1,023 attendances by learners at one of Literacy DuPage’s drop-in conversation groups!…


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.

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Together in a spirit of service

Extraordinary things can come from partnerships. At Literacy DuPage, we take pride in our collaboration with Puente Del Pueblo (PDP), an outreach ministry at Wheaton Bible Church. Since our two organizations first began working together in 2010, we have been breaking barriers and building bridges. How? By partnering to tutor adults in English. This shared…