Literacy Volunteers of Illinois

Supporting Volunteer Literacy In Illinois Since 1979



 
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General AmeriCorps Resources

 

Guides to Learning Disabilities


 

Volunteerism


  • 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 CenterCIAESC 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

     

    Idealist.com

     

    NPO.Net

     

    ABOUT US

    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.

    CONTACT US

    Literacy Volunteers of Illinois
    641 West Lake St, Suite 200
    Chicago, IL 60661-1308
    Phone: 312-857-1582
    Fax: 312.761.1284
    Email: info@lvillinois.org

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