Southside Volunteer Literacy Programs

Aquinas Literacy Center
1751 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609

Program Contact: Sabrina Poulin
Communities Served: McKinley Park
Services Offered: ESL Tutoring and Computer & Job Skills
Volunteers Needed: ESL Tutoring and Computer Literacy    
Corazón a Corazón
English as a Second Language for Adults, After-School Enrichment Program for Children, Summer Achievement Camp for Children
12731 S. Wood Street
Blue Island, IL  60406
Phone: (708) 377-7761
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Program Contact: Mayra Pimentel
Communities Served: Blue Island
Services Offered: English as a Second Language for Adults, After-School Enrichment Program for Children, Summer Achievement Camp for Children, Adult Computer Literacy for Adults
Volunteer Needed: Elementary Math, Reading, ESL Tutors for Adults
D & H Literacy Center
7111 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60621
Phone: (312) 898-1812
Program Contact: Ruth Gillespie
Communities Served:


Services Offered: 

ABE, GED, and Computer Literacy

Volunteers Needed: 

Reading and Math

D'Estee, Inc.
Delta Adult Literacy
4519 S. King Drive 
Chicago, Illinois 60653 
Phone: (773) 538-4037 
Fax: (773) 933-9035 
Office Hours: Wed. - Thur. 8:30 AM- 2:00 PM
Program Contact: Olivia Amos 
Communities Served: Bronzeville, Grand Boulevard 
Services Offered: ABE & Math tutoring only, Delta does not have a GED program.
Volunteer Needed: ABE & Math tutoring 
Family Legacy Foundation 
College Access and GED
1817 East 71st Street
Chicago, IL 60649
Phone: (773) 341-1530
Office Hours: Mon - Thurs 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Program Contact: Cheryl Crozier
Communities Served: All of Chicago
Services Offered: One-on-one Literacy Tutoring, GED Classes, and assistance with postsecondary entrance
Instituto Del Progreso Latino
ESL Literacy Skills 
2520 S. Western Ave. 
Chicago, Illinois 60608 
Phone: (773) 890-0055 
Fax: (773) 890-1537 
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Program Contact: Stephen Alderson
Communities Served: Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards 
Services Offered: ESL, ABE Classes, & GED Prep Classes 
Volunteer Needed: ESL Tutoring, Spanish ABE

Pui Tak Center

Adult ESL Program 
2216 S. Wentworth Ave. 
Chicago, Illinois 60616 
Phone: (312) 328-1188 
Fax: (312) 328-7452 
Program Contact: Judy Fairbairn
Communities Served: Chinatown/Bridgeport
Services Offered: ESL and ABE Classes, Business ESL, Healthcare Bridge, Citizenship Classes, ESL Tutoring Services
Volunteers Needed: ESL Tutoring, Citizenship Training, ABE Reading 

Universidad Popular 
Community Literacy Program 
2801 S. Hamlin 
Chicago, Illinois 60623
Phone: (773) 733-5055
Fax: (773) 733-5056
Program Contact: Izabela Gluszak
Communities Served: Chicago Lawn, Pilsen, Marshall Square, & Little Village
Services Offered: Basic Reading & ESL Tutoring, Family Literacy, Youth Tutoring 
Volunteer Needed: Basic Reading & ESL Tutoring, Writing Skills, Youth Tutoring


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