The UIC Center for Literacy is a public service and research center established in 1991 to improve literacy education, policy, and research at the local, state, and national levels.

Unsilence breaks taboos and lifts voices to illuminate stories of human rights and ignite action against injustice. They create empowering learning experiences for youth and the public, and teach educators and community leaders, to spark dialogue, support critical thinking, and build empathy to inspire healing and social change.

Because 90% of brain development occurs in the first five years of life, VOCEL partners with families to develop young children’s communication, interpersonal and executive function skills so they can thrive in school and succeed in life.