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A N I X T E R C E N T E R - LITERACY PROGRAM The first and only program of its kind in Chicago, serving learners of all abilities with disabilities, the Jack Ehrlich Literacy Program has been a leader in adult literacy for over 25 years. Funded by the Secretary of State, the literacy program is designed to strengthens the reading, writing, math, and computer skills of adult learners with disabilities so that they may live in the community more independently, prepare for a competitive job, and experience enhanced quality of life. Volunteer tutors provide curriculum based virtual and in person instructional sessions with the goal of supporting adult learners with their individualized goals. We use the SORT-R at intake to assess the literacy skills of each adult learner at the time they enter the program.
LITERACY PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY * Have a disability. * Be 18 years of age or older. * Be able to commit up to one hour each week to meet with tutor virtually or in person. * Have the ability to meet tutor at agreed upon location. * No minimum reading level or experience required. * Have access to a computer or tablet if choosing to meet virtually.
Anixter Center has access to tablet’s should learners need them. Through our lending library, tablets are circulated in 4-month cycles. Learners and agency partners are asked to sign an agreement to ensure property is returned undamaged. To learn more about the Jack Erlich Literacy Program at Anixter Center or volunteer as a literacy tutor, please contact the Anixter Center Literacy Coordinator, Casey Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org .