Heart of Illinois Adult Literacy Center @YWCA Pekin

The Heart of Illinois Adult Literacy Center @YWCA Pekin is free, and offered year-round throughout Tazewell County and the surrounding area. Our program is funded by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Division of the Office of Secretary of State. Using state funds, our mission is to provide adults the opportunity to improve the quality of their lives through literacy.

What we do….

Heart of Illinois Adult Literacy Center provides basic adult education in reading, writing, math, and English as a second language. Heart of Illinois Adult Literacy Center programs are free and offered at many locations in and around Tazewell County. 

Who we need…. YOU!

We are in need of tutors interested in tutoring adult learners in and around Tazewell County. We have several tutoring options available ranging from 1 hour per month up to six hours per week. We will find the right fit to meet your availability, location and focus. Please call or email us today to learn more!

What we offer...

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)

  • English as a Second Language

  • FREE training for tutors

  • Literacy tutoring

  • Off-Site tutoring locations available

  • FREE one-on-one or small group                                                                                                          tutoring to students

  • Book Clubs

  • Drop-In Sessions 

  • Informational Nights

  • Game Nights

Heart of Illinois Adult Literacy Center Hours:

Monday:  8am - 4pm

Tuesday:  8am - 8pm

Wednesday:  8am - 4pm

Thursday:  8am - 8pm

Friday:  8am - 4pm

Saturday: By Appointment

Sunday:  Closed


Contact Us:

Marie Hilst, Adult Literacy Director

(309) 347-2104 x 4023


Literacy Assistants

(309) 347-2104 x 4040


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A special thanks to our generous sponsors: