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The Literacy Connection

Listing Last Update: February 5, 2018


270 N. Grove Avenue
2nd floor
Elgin, IL 60120

Primary Contact

Karen Oswald

(847) 742-6565

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Educational services

  • Reading and writing
  • English language
  • Math
  • How to use Computers/Technology
  • Volunteer at a Program

Instruction Type

  • Family literacy program

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Program Overview

The Literacy Connection, an affiliate of ProLiteracy, is a non-profit, community-based 501(c)(3) organization that helps individuals acquire fundamental literacy skills and learn to read, write, speak and understand English. The Literacy Connection is dedicated to helping adults reach their literacy goals through one-on-one volunteer tutoring and small group instruction. Learners are provided tutoring services free of charge in sixteen northwest suburban Chicago communities: Algonquin, Bartlett, Carpentersville, Cary, Elgin, South Elgin, East Dundee, West Dundee, Gilberts, Hanover Park, Hampshire, Hoffman Estates, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Streamwood, and Schaumburg. The Literacy Connection was organized in 1983. The agency is located on the second floor of the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, and serves nearly 300 adult learners each year.

Hours of operation: Mon-Thurs. 9-4, Friday 9-2. Eves/Weekend by appt.

Cost info: $10.00 initial assessment fee for adult learners. Services are free. $25.00 administration fee for volunteer tutors

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