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 […]

Back2School (B2S) August 2 – 6, 2021

Have questions about partnering with CPS this coming school year? Ingenuity, Communities in Schools, and Chicago Literacy Alliance will answer as many as we can at our Back 2 School event on August 2-6! Back 2 School will feature live virtual and pre-recorded sessions covering the fundamentals of working with CPS within the current context, […]

Summer Book Blast

This August, join us virtually for the Chicago Literacy Alliance’s first ever Summer Book Blast! Visit our online auction, explore a vast collection of 50+ best selling and award winning signed books, and take home a brand new summer adventure. The auction will open August 11 at 9 AM and wrap up on August 15 […]

To&Through Data Collaborative: Innovare & the Chicago Literacy Alliance


Learn about and give feedback on Innovare - Social Innovation Partners and the Chicago Literacy Alliance's new LEI: Insights dashboard. Nick Freeman will co-present the LEI:Insights Dashboard, with Annie Rezac and Kaitlyn Childs of the Chicago Literacy Alliance. LEI:Insights, powered by Innovare, provides a shared map and a common set of data to empower the […]

Practices in Equity: Data & Evaluation

Data and evaluation can be vexing and elusive in our work and is often skewed with systemic bias, but we also rely on data for strategic decision making and demonstrating impact. This session will explore how to approach evaluation, data collection and analysis that is essential to our work, decreases bias, and empowers equitable decision […]

Literassociates Trivia Night 2021

Wherever you are!

On Thursday, October 14, the Chicago Literacy Alliance and its associate board, the Literassociates, present an evening fundraising event featuring fun, friendly, and fierce trivia competition. Guests will compete in teams in rounds of trivia, hosted virtually by Quiz Master Dave. All proceeds support our work to foster collaboration in our literacy community, increasing their […]