Read to Learn Adult Literacy Volunteer Program

Daily Point of Light # 4978 Apr 3, 2013

The Read to Learn Adult Literacy Volunteer program helps adult members living in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs who do not meet the criteria of literacy as defined in the National Literacy Act of 1991. This program began with eight students and eight tutors in 1985 and has since trained over 5,000 community volunteers, and serviced over 10,000 adult beginning readers.

The Read to Learn program is committed to improving the quality of life in the community by raising the level of literacy among adults. The volunteer led program has demonstrated achievements by helping adults to gain employment and improve employment, communicate better at work and as a consumer, better understand the health professionals, and be involved with their children’s education.

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