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Saturday, April 12, 2014

On the Road to Literacy 2013

On the Road to Literacy Webpage

Closing Session Keynote Speaker,

Rick Pearson

Chicago Tribune and WGN Radio

Thank You Mayor Bruce Tossell of Kewanee, IL for participating in


Thank you to our
Participants and Donors for supporting

To view photos from last year's event, please click here.

Dates for our 2014 SCRABBLE Challenge will be announced soon!


The Printers Row Lit Festival was a great success! Thank you to all our volunteers and everyone who visited our table.

More pictures from the Lit Fest

Printer's Row Lit Fest

Click here for the Illinois Writers
Crossword Puzzle and Answers


Who We Are

Literacy Volunteers of Illinois was founded in 1979 to serve as a technical assistance and training agency for volunteer literacy programs affiliated with the national Literacy Volunteers of America organization.

LVI began by working with just four LVA programs, and today provides an array of resources and services to staff, tutors, and students in some 100 adult literacy programs statewide.

Literacy Volunteers of Illinois is a statewide organization committed to developing and supporting volunteer literacy programs that help families, adults and out-of-school teens increase their literacy skills.

  • Establish a network of trained and dedicated tutors;
  • Foster student leadership;
  • Make our services available to as many individuals as possible;
  • Increase awareness of our services to the broadest possible audience.


  • We treat tutors and students with courtesy, dignity and respect;
  • We build our programs and networks with integrity;
  • We make our services available to all in need, without discrimination;
  • We practice sound fiscal management;
  • We honor our commitments.

Congratulations to Evelyn Martinez who earned the Governor's Volunteer Service Award for her work at the Jump Start Program at IYC-Harrisburg !

Congratulations to Cherie Eller-Ferrell who was named Volunteer of the Year at IYC-Harrisburg for her work as a tutor in the Jump Start Program ! Congratulations to Ron Happach who was named Volunteer of the Year at IYC-Kewanee for his work as a tutor in the Jump Start Program !

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Ron Happach

2014 Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration

Metcalfe Federal Building
77 West Jackson Boulevard 
Chicago, Illinois