Guides to Learning Disabilities
Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration (ICOVA):
The Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration is a two-day, high-quality program designed for those who lead, supervise, or manage volunteers.
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.
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 Office: The 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.
Southern Illinois Professional Development Center: Southern Illinois Professional Development Center, SIPDC, provides professional/staff development services to enhance the effectiveness of those serving adult learners.
Listserves and Additional Online Resources
Adult English Language Learners Professional Development Resources: Conducted by the Center for Adult English Language Acquisition
Women and Literacy: Listserv for the Center for the Study of Adult Literacy
National Literacy Directory : In partnership with the National Center for Family Literacy
Workplace Literacy : a business guide by Community Partnerships for Adult Learning
Life After AmeriCorps
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
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