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Life and Literacy Lessons From Cook County Jail

Since February, I’ve been involved with a literacy project that has become one of my most rewarding yet. The location? Cook County Jail. My students? The female inmates of Division 17. It all started with a class of just three women. During my first few weeks, I was brought in under the impression that I… Read more

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2013 Literacy Chicago’s Volunteer of the Year Award

I am humbled to announce that Literacy Chicago has named me the recipient of the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award. Even more humbling is the fact that my colleagues selected me to receive this honor. I’ll be presented this award on Friday, May 10 at the Willis Tower SkyDeck as part of “The Well-Read Affair,”… Read more

Keynote Speaker at the 22nd Annual Tutor & Adult Learner Conference

Recently I had the honor of being the keynote speaker at the 22nd Annual Tutor & Adult Learners Conference held on the University of Illinois Chicago campus. I discussed the importance of realizing that adult illiteracy is not just a statistic—there are people living in our neighborhoods and parents of children in our schools who… Read more