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The Literacy Connection

Listing Last Update: May 18, 2021


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

Primary Contact

Patricia Williams

(847) 742-6565

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Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Computer
  • 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 dedicated to helping adults acquire fundamental literacy skills by teaching them to read, write, speak and understand English through one-on-one, group and workplace tutoring. 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/Evenings/Weekend by appt. only

Cost info: $10.00 initial assessment fee for adult learners. Services are free. $35.00 administration fee for volunteer tutors

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