Introducing the Neighborhood Literacy Project (Part 1: NLP Insights)

Join us for the unveiling of our exciting new community mapping initiative! We're excited to introduce a new tool that will provide insights into Chicago communities, literacy gaps, Alliance member services, and other literacy indicators. This tool is essential for more effectively making decisions about our work, collaboration opportunities, and more. Powered by Innovare This […]

One for the Books 2021

On April 10, 2021 at 7pm, the Chicago Literacy Alliance will celebrate all the ways that books and literacy come into our lives. Whether it's a cookbook to follow a new recipe, an autobiography to learn about someone's story, or a collection of poems to share, there's a book for everyone. As Sandra Cisneros told […]

Practices in Equity: Budget & Finance

Your organization has been talking about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and anti-racist practices - but what does that mean for our budgeting? Join us to learn about new and sustainable models of equitable pay and social progress, while exploring the question of how to remain viable through systemic changes. This is an interactive virtual workshop. This […]

Introducing the Neighborhood Literacy Project (Part 2: NLP Align)

Since October 2020, the CLA has been working with a cohort of community literacy activists to design a process for deep community building in Chicago. The Neighborhood Literacy Project highlights community members as decision makers, creating authentic, actionable conversation. Join us to learn about how Alliance members can be involved in this collective impact initiative. […]

Practices in Equity: Data & Evaluation

Although data can feel impossible to work with, it's essential for strategic decision making and demonstrating your impact. Join us to explore how to approach evaluation, data collection, and analysis that is essential to our work, decreases bias, and empowers equitable decision making. This is an interactive workshop. This workshop is free for CLA members. […]