C.E.F.S. LITERACY PROGRAM
The mission of the C.E.F.S. Literacy Program is to help adults and families meet their literacy goals in reading, writing, math, English, and life skills and to promote education and lifelong learning as the key to personal, economic, and social stability.
Adults 17 and older receive free tutoring services:
Reading (newspapers, product labels, letters from school, doctor’s instructions, street signs, recipes, etc.)
Writing (filling out job applications, completing forms)
Math (balancing bank accounts, counting money, measuring, understanding bills)
Preparing for a high school equivalency test (GED, TASC, HiSET)
Learning English as a new language. We’ve had learners from China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Poland, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, and more!
Trained volunteer tutors provide the instruction.
Contact the C.E.F.S. Learning Center in Effingham if you are interested in receiving services or becoming a tutor.
4 Reasons to Come to the Learning Center
Adult Basic Education Skills
Learn English & American Customs
Learn the Alphabet
Software for Spanish speakers
Prepare for GED
Changes in GED 2014
Computers, workbooks, lessons
Volunteer as a Tutor
Volunteers needed in all areas
Training/Materials free of charge
FOR MORE INFORMATION
C.E.F.S. Learning Center
204 W Washington
(2 blocks west of the courthouse)
Break the chains of illiteracy
Become a volunteer adult literacy tutor
A high school diploma and one hour a week is all it takes to change a life, change a community.
204 W. Washington, Effingham
Free materials, free training.
This project was made possible by a grant from the Illinois State Library (ISL), a division of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds designated for literacy.
Make a donation to C.E.F.S. Literacy Program