Educational Institutions

Literacy Chicago

  • Chicago, IL
  • www.literacychicago.org

Mission Statement

Literacy Chicago is dedicated to helping adults and their families achieve greater self sufficiency through one-on-one and group instruction in language and literacy.

Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

Chicago, IL

ruling year

1969

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Anthony J. Stoll

Keywords

Self-reported

literacy, ESL, tutor, adult basic education, pediatric literacy, adult literacy, family literacy, GED

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EIN

36-2663174

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Free instruction is offered to adults for GED preparation, Adult Basic Education in reading, writing, math and critical thinking. English as a Second Language and English language civics, Job preparation and life skills education, and Family Literacy. Professionally taught classes are supplemented by one-to-one tutoring, volunteer-led group instruction, and supervised computer skill development. Literacy Chicago also coordinates "Reach Out and Read", an early literacy program, in over 60 Chicago-area pediatric clinics.

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Service Areas

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Illinois

Chicago, IL

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Financials

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Literacy Chicago
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Literacy Chicago

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Anthony J. Stoll

BIO

Appointed as Executive Director in 2007, Anthony J. Stoll originally joined Literacy Chicago in October 1999. He previously served a five year term as the Business Director for Liteacy Chicago during which he was responsible for directing and overseeing the financial, business related services, human resources and IT functions of the agency. Mr. Stoll is an accomplished professional who brings over 20 years experience and proven success inoperations management with a focus on development of strategies to achieve organizational goals. his hands on commitment to educaion is evidenced by his tenures as a part time instructor within the Chicago Public Schools and more recently at Westwood college. Mr. Stoll has held key positions with South Side Help Center, Alzheimer's Association and the University of Illinois @ Chicago. He serves as a board member of Diamonds N' the Ruff, South Side Help Center and Dream Fund Scholarship Foundation.

Governance

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?