Programs

 

 

Citizenship
Literacy Chicago
This class will prepare you to apply and prepare for the Oral Exam that every new citizen must go through. This session will increase your Civic knowledge, reading, writing, and speaking skills.
Reading, ELL/ESL
Adult
Central, Far North Side, Far Southeast Side, Far Southwest Side, North Side, Northwest Side, South Side, Southwest Side, West Side, Suburbs, Regional, National
Yes
Yes
CMAA Adult Education Program
Chinese Mutual Aid Association
CMAA’s Adult Education Program provides education free of charge to adult immigrants and refugees in order to equip them with the skills they need to succeed and engage as more active members in society. Program offerings include several levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, civics classes, computer literacy classes, and workshops on personal financial management. Individual tutoring is also available. The Adult Education Program coordinates its services with CMAA’s Citizenship & Immigration and Employment Services/Workforce Development programs.
ELL/ESL, Workforce Development
Adult
Far North Side
Yes
Yes
Collaborative Literacy
Center for the Collaborative Classroom
Collaborative Literacy is a comprehensive K-6 literacy curriculum that addresses all of the core concepts, strategies, and skills traditionally taught in the language arts block while placing the integration of academic and social development at the heart of student learning.
Reading, Expository Writing, Creative Writing, Teacher Training
Grades K-8
Suburbs, Regional, National
No
No
Turning the Page
Community Night
Turning the Page
Turning the Page Community Nights, eight of which are held at each partner school per year, consist of educational parent workshops, literacy-based child mentoring activities, book giveaways for families’ home libraries, and a free, healthy family dinner.

Community Night workshops for parents are based on challenges in navigating education systems, parent-teacher relationships, at-home learning, and other topics TTP has seen a need for over the years. Community Night workshops for parents of early learners focus on the foundations of reading, including tips on how to build vocabulary, track reading progress, and the importance of reading aloud at home. TTP also helps parents instill an interest in STEM subjects in their children, with workshops introducing how math is taught in school, how technology is integrated into classroom learning, and how parents can extend learning in the home with easy to do math activities and science experiments. Community Night workshops for middle school families center on college and career readiness, and provide parents with information and resources to support students as they explore interests, make important academic decisions, and take concrete steps on their path towards college or career readiness.

Child mentoring at Community Nights features fun, literacy-based activities for those children who accompany their parents to Community Nights. Child mentoring is broken up into grade level groups and each activity carefully planned and led by TTP staff, volunteers, and local university students.
Reading, Book Access & Distribution
PreK (Age 0-3), Grades K-8
West Side
Yes
No
CYS In Schools
Chicago Youth Shakespeare
CYS In Schools offers a variety of Shakespeare learning programs for students and their teachers during the school day. Designed specifically for each school’s curriculum and student learning goals, programs range from single workshops, to week-long immersion classes and long-term residencies. CYS teaching artists work collaboratively with teachers to make Shakespeare come alive in their classrooms, giving them the tools to get students up on their feet and participating actively in the learning process.
Reading, Creative Writing, Dramatic Play, ELL/ESL, Teacher Training, Curriculum Development
Grades K-8, Grades 9-12
Regional
Yes
No