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
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:
Like, Follow and Share us on Facebook
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!
Show your Support for our Program with a yard sign!
Suggested donation of $20.
Signs are available in our office for pick up.
What's Happening at the Literacy Center
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ESL English Conversation
The THIRD (3rd) Wednesday of Each month at 6:00 pm
Judy Streid Room
All are welcome, please RSVP
office: 309-347-2104 ext 4040 or
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike's Vacation in Iceland
Mon. 6/12/23, 5:00 pm
Meet Mike. He is one of our very own tutors! He recently visited Iceland and will be sharing photos and talk about his adventure.
Calling All Tazewell County
Tazewell County TRIAD is asking the community to participate in a Senior Safety Survey. For questions regarding this survey, please call the Tazewell County Sheriff’s office and ask for the TRIAD representative
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