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Jack Ehrlich Literacy Program

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Make a difference in the life of a person with a disability with just one hour a week! Get started here.

What makes Anixter Center’s Jack Ehrlich Literacy Program unique?

  1. Over 20 years ago, Anixter Center realized that literacy was essential in its efforts to enhance the lives of people with disabilities. To answer that need, Anixter Center created the Jack Ehrlich Literacy Program, the first and only Chicago area literacy program that focuses on the unique needs of individuals with disabilities.
  2. Whereas many literacy programs operate in a group setting, our program primarily provides adult learners with a volunteer tutor for 1 on 1 individualized attention. Adult learners determine the goals that are important to their lives and work on accomplishing them with the assistance of their tutor. Goals can vary from: the ability to understand prescriptive drug instructions, reading a map to plan a pathway to a destination, gaining computer skills, learning the alphabet, or finding a job. We do offer some small groups in subjects such as: computers, basic math, creative writing, and reading.
  3. Our volunteer tutors commit at least 1 hour each week for at least 3 months, although the average time in our program is about 2 years for tutors! The tutoring experience can be greatly beneficial to both learner and tutor. We simply couldn’t assist so many individuals with disabilities without the dedication of our volunteers!

Christine-DavidWe offer free pre-tutoring training as well as many continuing training opportunities throughout the year. Anixter Center (located at 2032 N Clybourn Ave) Literacy Program is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Off-site and evenings matches possible (usually at public libraries). We try to accommodate all schedules.

 

Our services are much needed and we have a long wait list of adult learners eager to be matched. Interested in being a volunteer tutor? Fill out our online form here.

Please contact the Literacy Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more specific details about requirements.

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