Jeannette Mihalek's Fundraiser

Celebrate 25: Week of Giving











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Jeannette Mihalek

As a long-time supporter of Literacy Work and current President of its Board of Directors, I know the impact Literacy Works has on people’s lives and its member organizations’ operations. One of my first interactions with Literacy Works was as a tutor when I helped a learner pass the U.S. citizenship test, which required he read and write in English. Because of Literacy Works and the training I received, I was able to support this man – who never learned to read or write in his native language – achieve his goal of becoming a U.S. citizen and having a voice in our democracy. Across its programs, Literacy Works increases individuals’ ability to more fully participate in all aspects of life – from their children’s school, to their job, to interacting with and understanding systems such as health care, to simply being able to order off a menu at a restaurant. I encourage you to join me in supporting Literacy Works. Your donation will help us continue this critical work and ensure more people will be able to realize their full potential.

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Celebrate 25: Week of Giving

Honoring 25 years of changing lives through literacy

We will be honoring our landmark anniversary with a Literacy Works Week of Giving. During this week we look forward to honoring our 25 years of service, recognizing the inspirational educators and learners in our community, and interacting with our valuable donors (that's you!)

Your generous support at our events provides significant funding that allows Literacy Works to keep working toward our vision that one day all people will be able to read, write, and interpret the world. We value your support and look forward to interacting with you on our campaign page https://www.litworks.org/lwweekofgiving during our Week of Giving.

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About the Organization

Literacy Works is recognized in Chicago and beyond as a leading expert in adult literacy. Literacy Works’ mission is to advance equity by promoting literacy education and the use of clear language. We train volunteer literacy tutors in Chicago, build the capacity of adult literacy professionals through continued learning opportunities, and improve access to critical information by implementing clear language practices. Our vision is that one day, all people will realize their full potential through the ability to read, write, and interpret the world.