• OPENING WORLDS BY OPENING BOOKS

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Our mission

Literature for All of Us uses books and writing to facilitate circles of connection, healing and growth in the face of social inequity. By inviting participants to explore the transformative power of their own voices, we help build resilience.

Together, we...

Provide trauma-informed reading and writing circles for more than 800 youth and adults per year | Facilitate 27 weekly book groups at 15 Chicagoland sites | Distribute more than 2,000 new books including novels, poetry collections, children’s books and writing journals | Publish 27 original poetry anthologies | Promote family literacy through book group programs for pregnant and parenting teens | Partner with programs statewide to share our award-winning curriculum | Support workforce development with on-site literacy enhancement and soft skills training

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What is a book group? Watch this video to discover how Literature for All of Us opens worlds by opening books. Visit our YouTube channel for even more stories!

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2. Volunteer

2. Volunteer

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. Due to the sensitive nature of book groups, we can not accommodate volunteers interested in participating in groups at this time.

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