Opportunity Details

Adult Education
Low-income Communities, Other

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Referral: The Learning Center/House of Connections


Do you have the gift of teaching and the love of working with others? The Learning Center/House of Connections needs you! We are a community based organization that provides FREE adult basic education, high school equivalency test preparation, English as a Second Language, and computer classes to residents of the North Lawndale and Little Village communities in Chicago. To continue our work, we need your support as a volunteer tutor!
We’re asking our volunteer tutors to commit to two (2) hours a week or more of tutoring. Our classes are scheduled Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at The Learning Center on Millard. We can be flexible with your schedule to determine when you can come each week and for how long.
You will work one-on-one or in a small group with students while the class is facilitated by a Malcolm X College instructor. We will figure out which class is the best fit for you once you get started.
Tutors should exhibit a willingness to understand the importance and challenges of Adult Education; be reliable, flexible, and patient; treat your adult learner with openness and respect; respect confidentiality; and participate in any orientation meetings with staff prior to tutoring.

As a volunteer, you get more than you give. Our goal is to help our students increase their literacy levels, attain a high school equivalency credential, and find productive employment. In helping our students achieve their academic goals, you are also helping them rise from their circumstances and actualize their potential. You are helping our adult learners rebuild their lives and, ultimately, their communities.

When & Where 
Monday - Thursday Morning, 9am-1pm.
*We are closed for 4 weeks in the winter: 3 weeks in December and the first week of January.*
2153 S. Millard Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

Great for

  • Individuals (people who come on their own)
  • Groups (volunteers who come in a group)
  • New Volunteers (people who have never volunteered before)
  • Committed Volunteers (people who can come on a regular basis)
  • Skilled Volunteers (volunteers with a sepcific skill set)
  • Older Volunteers (volunteers aged 55 and older)

Requirements volunteers must complete to serve

  • Interview
  • Training Meeting >2 hours (includes orientation with instructor)
  • Other - Online training through the Illinois State Library
Partner Information
The Learning Center in the North Lawndale and Little Village areas of Chicago supports adults in their pursuit of an educational path to more confident and effective learning.
We believe adults can learn, have a right to a quality education, and that education is liberating. 


***This is a Referral Opportunity through Chicago Cares. Chicago cares does not manage the volunteer experience for these projects and volunteers are subject to each partner organization's volunteer protocol. Chicago Cares is not liable for injuries, loss, or damage at referral projects. No Chicago Cares staff will follow up with you about the logistics for this program, however, a staff person from the managing organization will be responsible for doing so.*** 

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