Adult Literacy
Indo-American Center
Adult Literacy Program offers four levels of English, as second language instruction.
ELL/ESL, Workforce Development
Far North Side
After-School Drama Club
Shakespeare All-Stars
Our teaching artists can start a Shakespeare or Drama Club at your school. Students learn the fundamentals of acting and the language of theatre. Activities include playwriting, improv, character exploration and development, etc. We strive to build confidence and friendships while learning the art of theatre. Programs culminate in a performance showcasing new skills.
Reading, Creative Writing, Dramatic Play
Grades K-8, Grades 9-12
Central, Far North Side, Far Southeast Side, Far Southwest Side, North Side, Northwest Side, South Side, Southwest Side, West Side, Suburbs
After-School Tutoring & Writing
826CHI is packed four afternoons a week with students in 1st through 8th grade working on their homework and sharpening their creative writing skills. Volunteer tutors help students with any and all homework assignments and lead students in daily creative and expository writing activities. Student writing created during tutoring is published in small chapbooks throughout the year, and we regularly host student readings for parents, tutors, and families.
Reading, Pre-Writing, Expository Writing, Creative Writing
Grades K-8
West Side
Center for Companies That Care
AIM High
Center for Companies That Care
AIM High is a long-term, structured, college success program dedicated to dramatically improving college graduation rates among under-served youth and preparing them for careers.
Workforce Development
Grades 9-12, Adult
Far Southwest Side, North Side, South Side, Southwest Side, West Side
ALL – Adult Learning in the Library
Literacy Works
Drop in ESL and Adult Basic Education (ABE) tutoring services for adults in the Chicago Public Library. Locations currently include: Harold Washington Library Center, Albany Park branch, and the Back of the Yards branch.
Pre-Reading, Reading, Pre-Writing, ELL/ESL, GED Prep
Central, Far North Side, Southwest Side