Literassociates Poker Night

The Literassociates, the associate board of the CLA, invites you to a virtual poker night on Thursday, January 28! A suggested donation of $20 per player is encouraged when registering. We will use Poker Stars to play Texas Hold'em and the game links will be sent to all registrants closer to the event. There will […]


Reading Between the Wines

Join us for a virtual wine class hosted by the Literassociates, the associate board of the Chicago Literacy Alliance! Virtual Class Details Adam will walk you through some wine fundamentals to help you better understand how the grape gets into your glass, as well as how to taste it like a professional. You'll get a […]


Practices in Equity: Our Work Towards Racial Justice

This virtual workshop, presented by The Chicago Poetry Center, will use the written word as a jumping-off point for essential conversations around race and our work. You will be invited to explore both the intrapersonal and interpersonal interactions you experience in your work through a lens of racial justice. How do our biases show up […]

Introducing the Literacy Equity Initiative™ (Part 1: LEI Insights)

Join us for the unveiling of LEI: Insights, 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 […]

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: Applying Equity to Financial Management

Financial management is about more than just the numbers. Our financial plans and strategies embody and reflect what we value as organizations. And in day-to-day operations, it’s not just about the financial systems, staff, and processes we have in place – but also about the who: who is invited to participate in planning, who has […]


Join us for another virtual wine class fundraiser presented by the Literassociates, the associate board of the Chicago Literacy Alliance! Adam Knoerzer, a sommelier with 'Burghundy, is getting us ready for summer and what goes better with warmer temperatures than rosé? In this 90-minute session, Adam will break down the major styles and methods of production of rosé. […]


Walk for Literacy 2021

Wherever you are!

Join us in July for our first Walk for Literacy! The Literassociates’ Walk for Literacy aims to raise money for the CLA’s mission of creating a 100% literate Chicago. Participants are encouraged to raise $100 each to participate in the 5k. Walkers can fundraise together in teams for support and to pool fundraising efforts. To […]