Volume 58 | July 16, 2022
"Keeping in Touch" is off to the Farmers Market!

Happy Summer, Tutors! 

It is July, and local farmers markets are in full swing. Farmers markets are community hubs and centerpieces -- places to meet up with family and friends and be reminded of small-town life in the midst of our communities. 

They offer healthy and seasonal produce and other finds. There is real pleasure in purchasing products directly from the farm and in their freshest possible state. Weekly farmers markets are scattered all over DuPage County. Introduce and encourage your student to explore and discover their local market:


Thank you for your generosity and dedication of your time and good efforts to assist your student in achieving their goals. With improved communication skills, your student has increased life choices and opportunities.   
Enjoy these summer days! 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

Tutor Engagement

Tutoring Hours & Student Goal Achievements

Thank you for your prompt response in reporting your final tutoring hours and student goal achievements during the close of our fiscal year in June.

During FY23, we will continue to collect your volunteer hours on a quarterly basis and your student’s achievements and goals during every assessment/review meeting, following each 30 hours of tutoring time.

Resources for Your Student
Conversation Groups
If your student is an intermediate or above level learner, encourage them to participate in one or more of Literacy DuPage's 11 conversation groups
Five are virtual, and six are in-person.

This is an excellent opportunity to practice listening and speaking with others who are eager to improve their English language skills.

Community Resources
The Little Youth Dental Health Day will take place on July 27 for children ages 0-3 and their siblings.

Read the details here for the county-wide Back to School Fair on August 10th, sponsored by Catholic Charities. 
Pre-registration is required to attend.

Healthcare coverage through Health Benefits for Immigrant Adults (HBIA) has open enrollment for all income-eligible individuals ages 42 and older, regardless of immigration status.

White Oak Library District and its partners are preparing a Community Altar to commemorate the cultural significance of el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Learn about the project and how to participate.

Learn more about the August 12th Latin Festival of the Monarch Butterfly, which celebrates migration and immigrant communities. This event will be held in Glendale Heights and is sponsored by Immigrant Solidarity DuPage
Activities for Your Lessons
Try these instructional options.
Need help? Reach out to Carol Garcia, your Tutor Support Specialist!