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Who We Are

Literacy DuPage provides free, accessible and customized tutoring in English to adult learners in DuPage County. Since 1972, we have been able to provide this service for free to over 10,000 adult learners through the generosity and dedication of our volunteer tutors.

Our tutors come from a wide range of backgrounds, as no prior teaching experience is necessary to become a tutor.  Tutors are provided with 18 hours of training and tutoring materials and learn how to collaborate with their learners to build lesson plans that meet the specific goals of the learners.  Tutors continue to receive education and guidance throughout the tutoring process.

Our learners also come from a wide range of backgrounds with the shared goal of improving their English skills.  Most of our learners make little to no income and cannot afford to pay for tutoring or classes.  Many of our learners do not have work schedules or childcare that allow them to attend classes regularly.  Each of our learners has his or her own unique needs and goals, and we seek to customize the tutoring experience to meet each learner's needs and goals instead of adhering to a formal curriculum.

What We Do

Established in 1972, Literacy DuPage, formerly known as Literacy Volunteers of DuPage, is a nonprofit, community-based organization. The organization serves over 30 communities in DuPage County.

Our mission is to provide accessible and customized tutoring in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English to help adults achieve independence. Our vision is to empower adults, families and communities through literacy.