Adult Literacy

The Adult Literacy Volunteer Project at Waubonsee trains and places volunteers to provide English language tutoring to adults who want to improve their reading, math, and writing skills or learn English.  Volunteer tutors work with students on an individual basis or assist classroom instructors in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. The mission of the Adult Literacy Project is to empower adults to be responsible citizens and parents through the process of improved literacy skills.  Conversation, reading, math, and writing groups are offered. The program is an accredited ProLiteracy WorldWide affiliate.

Adult Literacy
Research continues to show that children of functionally illiterate adults share the legacy of their parents' educational, economic and social limitations. Better educated parents produce better educated children. The Adult Literacy Project has offered family literacy to residents in District #516 (pdf) since 1989. Partnerships with local schools offer the four components of family literacy programming. These include adult education classes, parenting classes, parent and child time together, and early childhood education. Trained literacy volunteer tutors assist at these locations.

Conversation Groups
English conversation and supporting activities are offered in a small group setting for adults wanting to improve their spoken English language skills. Daytime, evening and weekend groups are available. These are free drop-in groups which do not require enrollment.

Writing Group
A writing group is available to adults learning the English language. Basic writing skills, practice time and feedback are provided by a trained volunteer. This is a free group with open enrollment.

Become a Volunteer Tutor!

Help adults improve their literacy skills - and their lives.


Adult Literacy Project
Aurora Campus, Suite 460
(630) 801-7900, ext. 4661