Area adults needing help with basic reading, math, or English as a Second Language (ESL) skills can take part in free drop-in sessions around town starting Feb. 1.
Project READ will hold drop-in adult tutoring sessions weekly at four locations around Champaign and Urbana:
- Urbana Free Library (Mondays 9:30–11:30 a.m.)
- Parkland College Center for Community Engagement, Room C134 (Wednesdays noon–2 p.m.)
- Wesley Food Pantry, 1203 W. Green St., Urbana (Thursdays 5–7 p.m.)
- Champaign Public Library (Fridays 9:30–11:30 a.m.)
For now, the group invites community members to train as tutors for volunteering at these drop-in sites. Free Project READ “Intro to Tutoring” sessions will be held at the following times and locations:
- Jan. 17, noon– 2 p.m. at Parkland’s Center for Community Engagement
- Jan. 18, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Wesley Food Pantry
- Jan. 19, 9:30–11:30 a.m. at Champaign Public Library
- Jan. 20, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at Parkland College Adult Education (Building E)
- Jan. 22, 9:30–11:30 a.m. at Urbana Free Library
Find more information and online signup for training sessions at the Project READ Tutor Training site.
Funded by the Illinois State Library, Project READ adult literacy tutors provide free basic literacy, basic math, or ESL services to adults in a public community setting (like the library) or in an adult education classroom. The Project READ office is generally open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, evenings by appointment, and Saturdays when volunteer training is scheduled. For more information, contact Project READ program manager Dr. Amanda Harris at 217/353-2662 or [email protected].