• OPENING WORLDS BY OPENING BOOKS

Our mission

Literature for All of Us brings the rewards of reading and writing through book group discussions to young people and workforce trainees in underserved neighborhoods. We build communities of readers, poets, and critical thinkers. We develop family literacy by providing children’s literature and child development resources to teen parents. We open worlds by opening books.

Together, we...

Provide trauma-informed literacy support for more than 800 participants ages 12+ | Facilitate 27 weekly book groups at 15 collaborating sites through Chicago and Evanston | Distribute more than 2,000 new books including novels, poetry collection, children’s books and writing journals | Publish 27 original poetry anthologies containing thousands of poems | Promote family literacy with workshops at book group sites for pregnant and parenting teens | Share our innovative curriculum to partner with programs nationwide | Support workforce development with on-site literacy enhancement and soft skills training

 

Participant Spotlight

Who attends our book groups? Learn more about them and why they love book group in our "Participant Spotlight" video. Visit our YouTube channel for more!

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Volunteers are essential to our day-to-day operations. In addition to event staffing and office work, we are seeking individuals with videography, photography, graphic design, or other technical skills.

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