24th Annual On the Road to Literacy Conference

Saturday, April 18, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Education, Performing Arts and Social Work Building

Center for Literacy - Lower Level
1040 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois

Register Online Today
$15 for Learners
$20 for Tutors and Staff

On the Road to Literacy Conference


Twenty-plus workshops in a variety of areas will
explore strategies, techniques, materials and games
to build vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation,
comprehension, reading and computational skills
in or out of tutoring sessions.

Workshops TBD
Will be added by February.


LVI named Marty Gabriel as Partner of the Year 2014

Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome Session
9:30 a.m. Round One Workshops
10:30 a.m. Round Two Workshops
11:30 a.m. Lunch and Table Top Discussions
12:30 p.m. Round Three Workshops
1:30 p.m. Closing Session


Recognize an outstanding tutor by nominating her or him for the Tutor of the Year Award.

  • All nominees will be recognized at the conference and in a commemorative program
  • Outstanding Tutors will receive a certificate and small gift
  • The Tutor of the Year will receive a plaque and gift - Nominating agency will receive a $100 donation in tutor’s name and a $100 gift certificate for New Readers Press
  • Conference registration is complimentary for all nominees

Download the Tutor of the Year Nomination Form
Download the Tutor of the Year Nomination Letter

Completed forms are due in our office by Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  They can be faxed, mailed or e-mailed to our office.


Public Transit Directions Driving Directions

CTA Trains (the “El”)
Blue Line Train – UIC Halsted and Racine stops
Pink Line Train – Polk stop

CTA Bus Lines and the Metra
CTA bus lines serving campus include:
60-Blue Island/26th

Route 7 and 60 buses run from downtown west on Harrison, connecting the commuter rail hubs to the campus:

  • The 60 bus boards on the south side of the Ogilvie Transportation Center on Madison St.
    (Metra rail lines: Union Pacific North, Northwest, and West.)
  • The 60 and the 7 buses board on the west side of Union Station on Clinton St.
  • (Metra rail lines: Burlington Northern-Santa Fe, Heritage Corridor, North Central, Southwest, and Milwaukee District North and West.

UPDATE: Due to various construction projects taking place around the UIC campus, Harrison Street from Halsted to Morgan is closed down.

  • Westbound 7 and 60 buses will reroute onto Clinton, Taylor and Halsted before resuming their normal route on Harrison. Please allow extra travel time.
  • Eastbound 7 and 60 buses will operate via Harrison, Halsted, and Jackson to Canal. Route 7 buses will continue their normal route on Jackson. Route 60 buses will resume their normal route on Canal.
From the North
  1. Take I-94/I-90 to I-290. Take I-290 west. Stay in the right lane as your exit will come up quickly. Exit at Morgan St. Turn left onto Morgan, cross the bridge, and turn left into the parking lot on the other side of the bridge. Walk west, cross Morgan Street, and enter the EPASW Building.
  2. Take any north / south street to Harrison Street. Take Harrison Street to Morgan which is the first street west of Halsted and the first street east of Racine. Park in the parking lot on the northeast corner of Harrison and
    Morgan. Walk west, cross Morgan Street, and enter the EPASW Building.

From the West

  1. Take I-290 east. Exit at Racine. Turn right onto Racine, get in left lane. Go short distance to Harrison. Turn left and go east to Morgan, the next street. Turn left onto Morgan and right into the parking lot on your right.Walk west, cross Morgan Street, and enter the EPASW Building at 1040 West Harrison Street.

From the South

  1. Take I-90/I-94 north. Exit at Roosevelt Road. Turn left and go to Halsted Street . Turn right and go to Harrison Street. Turn left and go to Morgan. Turn right and enter the parking lot on your right. Walk west, cross Morgan Street, and enter the EPASW Building.
  2. Take any north / south street to Harrison. Take Harrison to Morgan.

Thank you to all of last year's contributors for your time and generosity!
Jack Tuchten
Wholesale Produce
2404 South Wolcott Ave., #31
Chicago, IL 60608-5344
1340 South Canal St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Northwestern University Medical Students

Starbucks Coffee
Corner of State St. & Adams St.
131 South Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60603

New Readers Press
104 Marcellus St.
Syracuse, NY 13204



Thank you to everyone who helped to make the 2014 conference a success!

See the pictures from last year's event on our Facebook