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
(309) 347-2104 x 4040
What we do:
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, or ABE, in reading, writing, and math. We also work with learners of English as a learned/second language (ELL/ESL) and 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.
What we offer:
Adult Basic Education
English as a Learned/Second Language (ELL/ESL)
Online Tutor Training
Community Programs & Events
Who we need…. YOU!
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.
Other ways to help:
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Please share about us with everyone!
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!
What's Happening at the Literacy Center
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Share the Love is an event for our enrolled learners and tutors to celebrate all their hard work this year! This event is for program participants and staff only, thank you.