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 second language (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 Second Language
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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We are happy to present information about our program at your community meetings
Look for us at community events
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Heart of Illinois Adult Literacy Center Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Friday: By Appointment
Saturday: By Appointment
(We follow YWCA Pekin Holiday Closures)
(309) 347-2104 x 4040
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If you would like to donate, please click on the DONATE button at the top of the screen and select our program. Thank you!
What's Happening at the Literacy Center
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Show your Support for our Program with a yard sign!
Suggested donation of $20.
Signs are available in our office for pick up.
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