What we do & offer:
Our mission is to provide all adults the opportunity to improve the quality of their lives through literacy. We are a volunteer tutor program that provides assistance in Adult Basic Education(ABE), in reading, writing, and math. We also work with learners who want to learn or better their English as a learned/second language (ELL/ESL) and also provide help with GED preparation. All of our programs are free to residents in and around Tazewell County.
We are primarily funded by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Division of the office of Secretary of State*. In addition, we are recipients of the Adult Literacy Grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation and AARP OATS.
We are always in need of volunteer tutors – no experience necessary! We welcome adult learners at any time throughout the year. Tutors and learners meet one-on-one at agreed upon locations outside of the home, and work with the literacy center staff so we can tailor the lessons to the learner. Please call or stop in to the office and we would be happy to help answer any questions and show you around the learning center.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor or learner with our program, please click the link below to see how you can get started or give us a call!
Other ways to help:
Share about our program with people you know!
We are happy to present information about our program at your community meetings
Look for us at community events
If you would like to DONATE to our program, please click on the box at the top of our screen and select Adult Literacy for your donation. Thank you!
YWCA of Pekin Adult Literacy Center Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: By Appointment (8:30 am - 4:00 pm)
Saturday: By Appointment (8:30 am - 12:00 pm)
NOTE: We follow all YWCA Pekin Holiday Closures. Office hours may change with little notice - please call and leave a message or send us an email. Thank you in advance for your understanding
What's Happening at the Literacy Center?
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* This project was made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a division of the Office of Secretary of State, using state funds designed for literacy.
Thank you to @DollarGeneral Literacy Foundation for our 2022 adult literacy grant! Funding received will support our GED learners.
Thank you to AARP for funds awarded to provide the Digital Skills Ready @50+ Program in our community to serve seniors.
Thank you to our private donors and donors of supplies and gift cards.
We are grateful for your thoughtfulness and generosity.