Literacy Volunteers of Illinois


Supporting Volunteer Literacy In Illinois Since 1979


General AmeriCorps Resources


Guides to Learning Disabilities



  • Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service: The Serve Illinois Commission is a 25-35 member, bi-partisan board appointed by the Governor. Its mission is to improve Illinois communities by enhancing traditional volunteer activities and supporting national service programs. The Commission accomplishes this mission through the support of local communities-based efforts to enhance opportunities and the administration of Illinois's AmeriCorps program.


    ESL Organizations

    • ProLiteracy:  ProLiteracy was born in 2002 when the organizations Laubach Literacy International and Literacy Volunteers of America merged. Their mission is to champion the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities and societies.

    • Secretary of State Literacy OfficeThe mission of Secretary White's Literacy Office is to enable agencies in Illinois to offer services to help Illinois adults and their families who read at the lowest levels to increase their reading ability in English.


    • Adult Learning Resource Center(ALRC): The Illinois ALRC provides referral services for students, volunteers, and employers wishing to access adult education and literacy programs throughout Illinois.


    • Central Illinois Service Center: CIAESC delivers staff development to Community College and Public School Adult Education programs, Community Based Organizations, Eventstart, ESL, Family Literacy Programs, Regional Offices of Education, Department of Education programs and other entities related to adult education.



    Online Resources  





    • Learning ESL: Wealth of resources for children and adults learning English as a Second Language.


    • English Worksheets Land: This inventory of worksheets is geared primarily for children K-8. It aligns with the Common Core Curriculum Standards. The materials are created to directly assist teachers and students in meeting the Language Arts Common Core Standards.


    • Chicago Public Library's Digital Learn: This is an online tool to help students learn how to use a computer and navigate the internet. Courses on essential digital knowledge, such as how to use a search engine, create an email account, and use Microsoft Word are offered in plain language in both video and text format.

    Life After AmeriCorps


    The Education Award and You

    List of Universities that Match Education Award


    Electronic Resume Writing Guide


    Resume Workshop


    Guide to Jobs in the Public Sector


    AmeriCorps Alums Job Resources


    AmeriCorps Alumni Association


    Federal Government Job Listings


    Illinois State Job Listings and Job Hunting Resources


    Job Opportunities with the City of Chicago


    National Able Job Seekers Resources






    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
    100 South State St., Suite 437
    Chicago, IL 60603
    Phone: 312-857-1582

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