• OPENING WORLDS BY OPENING BOOKS

Our mission

Literature for All of Us brings the rewards of reading and writing through book group discussions to young people in underserved neighborhoods. We build communities of readers, writers, and artists. We develop family literacy by providing children’s literature and child development resources to teen parents. We open worlds by opening books.

Together, we...

Provide trauma-informed literacy support for more than 800 participants ages 12+ | 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 nationwide to share our award-winning curriculm | Support workforce development with on-site literacy enhancement and soft skills training

 

Participant Spotlight

Who attends our book groups? Learn more about them and why they love book group in our "Participant Spotlight" video. Visit our YouTube channel for more!

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1. Donate

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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.

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