Volume 55 | April 16, 2022
"Keeping in Touch" Celebrates Earth Day.
Greetings, Tutors!
Environmental issues are interesting topics for tutoring. It is not difficult to engage students, as the environment is a global- and universally-relevant subject. Earth Day promotes awareness of environmental protection and earth conservation. It's the perfect opportunity to address important concepts, such as going green and reducing, reusing, and recycling.

For the last 52 years, Earth Day has been observed on April 22, and now more than 193 countries celebrate our planet and commit to taking action to protect it! T o learn more about Earth Day 2022, check out EarthDay.org.
National Volunteer month takes place in April and is dedicated to honoring volunteers. We commemorate this month by recognizing the tremendous impact you have had in helping students improve their English language skills and furthering their understanding of American culture. You are the heart of Literacy DuPage, and you have kept our pulse strong. We celebrate you and your service. Thank you!

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or need help with tutoring strategies. Be well and take care.
With gratitude and hope,

Your Tutor Support Specialist
Resources for Your Student
Conversation Groups/Goal Form
ESL Conversation Groups offer an informal opportunity for intermediate and above level ESL students to practice their English conversational skills with other learners who have the same goal to become more comfortable and proficient in everyday conversations. Click here for the list of Literacy DuPage in-person and virtual groups that are currently meeting. 
The fourth quarter of our fiscal year has begun, and we may collect information from you about your student’s Goals and Achievements. Concurrent with post-testing, you are asked to complete the Goal and Achievement form. Any question that you have regarding this form should be directed to Laurie Hoffman at

The Elmhurst Resource Collaboration will hold a "Back to School Fair: Health and Resources" on August 6th. Click here for additional info.
Community Resources
Catholic Charities-Diocese of Joliet has scheduled a Mobile Food Pantry in Plainfield on April 19 and Aurora on the 20th. Click here for details.
Attend the Hanover Park Health and Resource Fair on April 23. Here is the info.
The Legal Aid Society has partnered with Metropolitan family Services to provide help with eviction cases. Learn more:
Flyer in English and Spanish
ComEd offers a variety of ways to save on energy costs. 
The GardenWorks Project is launching Fresh Food Connect, a mobile app to make it easier for home and community gardeners to donate a portion of their fresh grown produce to local food access organizations.

DuPage County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 can receive assistance from a number of agencies. Click here for available resources.
This Resource Guide lists agencies that provide essential mental health services.
Learn simple ways to eat healthier, move, more, and save on groceries through the Illinois Nutrition Education Programs.
Activities for Your Lessons
Choose a few interesting resources for your student.

Need help? Reach out to Carol Garcia, your Tutor Support Specialist!