In The Community

Tutoring Locations

Bloomington Public Library
First Baptist Church of Bloomington
First Presbyterian Church
Lancaster Heights Apartments Community Room
Mennonite Church of Normal (CHILD CARE AVAILABLE)
Mount Pisgah Baptist Church
Normal Public Library
Phoenix Towers 
Saint Mary's Church
Second Presbyterian Church
Sugar Creek Elementary School
Trinity Lutheran Church
Western Avenue Community Center

Trinity Lutheran Church - ESL Conversation Night  New!
Trinity Lutheran Church is sponsoring a free holiday meal and opportunity for English Language learners to practice their conversation skills. Families are welcome! Dinner is free but you must register to attend at (309) 838-0982 or (217) 417-7822 by Friday, December 1.

Click the link above to read about volunteer opportunities.

Community Support for STAR Adult Literacy
STAR Adult Literacy is pleased to announce two very generous donations to our program from members of the Bloomington-Normal community.  First, we received a $500 Good Neighbor Grant from State Farm Insurance Companies as the result of State Farm employee Lisa Clawson having served more than 40 volunteer hours with STAR Adult Literacy in 2016.

We also received $5000 from an anonymous donor through the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation. STAR Adult Literacy is extremely grateful for the generosity of the Bloomington-Normal community.

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation Check Presentation:  Sheila Diaz, STAR Adult Literacy Coordinator; Kathi Davis, Illinois Prairie Community Foundation.

Support for Adult Literacy from Books to Benefit

This year, the STAR Adult Literacy program has been chosen as the literacy organization to receive support from the Books to Benefit book sales.  Their support comes at a critical time.  STAR Literacy is restructuring to offer one-on-one tutoring for adults in a variety of safe and convenient community locations.  The generosity of Books to Benefit will allow STAR Adult Literacy to purchase materials and supplies necessary to train new tutors, set up new tutoring sites, and serve additional students who are improving their reading or math skills or who are learning English as a second language.  We are very grateful to the volunteers at Books to Benefit, patrons who have donated books, and customers who have purchased books at books sales.  These combined efforts provide ongoing support to STAR Adult Literacy as we continue to help adult learners reach their goals.

Books-To Benefit check presentation.  From left to right:  Robin Landry, STAR Literacy Coordinator; Ginny Schmult, Books to Benefit;  Karyn Turner, STAR Educational Support Specialist;  Sheila Diaz, STAR Literacy Coordinator.

Adult Literacy Program Seeks Tutors