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The Literacy Connection, an affiliate of ProLiteracy, is a non-profit, community-based 501(c)(3) organization helping individuals acquire fundamental literacy skills and learn to read, write, speak and understand English. Learners are provided tutoring services free of charge in the sixteen communities we serve:


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Over the past decade, United Way of Elgin (UWE) has evolved from its roots as a fundraising organization to an important community convener that works to mobilize local partners, including businesses, community leaders, public officials and community residents to expand opportunities for people to succeed. Working together, we must tap into people’s aspirations, focus on issues and underlying conditions for change, and bring people and organizations together to create lasting impact. 

The United Way of Elgin’s goal is to create a well-educated community prepared for...

At Greater Elgin Family Care Center we believe that dental health is part of comprehensive health care and we strive to provide the highest quality of care to all our patients. We have been at the forefront addressing gaps in provision of dental health services in our community since 2001, when we started providing integrated oral health services in partnership with Elgin Community College. 

In September of 2007, through a partnership with School District U-46, GEFCC began offering oral health services, including prophylaxis, oral health exams and sealants, in multiple schools...

The Center for Economic Progress will open the Free Tax Preparation Program in Elgin on Saturday, January 21 2017 at Judson University in Elgin.

Families making less than $55,000 and individuals making less than $30,000 are encouraged to visit during the tax season, from January 21 to April 17. The site is open M/W/Th from 5:30-8:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am-1:00 pm in the Lindner Tower of Judson University. The site operates on a first-come, first served system.

For more information, download this Bi-Lingual Flyer. Please spread the word about this great, FREE service...

There is a saying, “A good volunteer is worth double their weight in gold.” Okay, maybe that’s not really a saying, but it is how we feel about our two departing board members, Dr. David Sam of Elgin Community College and Tonya Lucchetti-Hudson from Advocate Sherman Hospital. As the sun rises on 2017, we lose Dr. Sam to term limits, and Tonya to a new position within the Advocate Health system. While we are sad to see both go, we are grateful for their combined 11 years of service on the United Way of Elgin Board of Directors.

Dr. David Sam first joined the...

Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley: A Toolkit of Free Resources for Families

Easter Seals has been a vital part of the Elgin community for 11 years.  At a time when 1 in 6 children are facing a developmental disability, Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley is evolving to meet their growing needs.  We’ve compiled a list of free resources and services for parents and caregivers to ensure that their children have the support they need to achieve their developmental milestones.

Expanded Nutrition Services

Excellent nutrition is one of the most basic requirements for a child to...

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


United Way of Elgin is a pround supporter of the Community Crisis Center's Econmic Crisis Program and Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program.

Community Crisis Center, Inc. began in 1975 as a grassroots effort to address the reality that women in crisis often had few options available to them to improve their situation.  Our founding mothers believed that providing safe shelter for these women and their children would enable them to clarify issues; identify resources, and have the time and...

An accomplished attorney, Delisa has lived in our community for 8 years, raising her sons with her husband on Elgin’s Far East side. Currently, she is the in-house counsel for Axiom Law, a firm out of Chicago, where she focuses on commercial transactions, mergers/acquisitions, and public and private company securities. She obtained her degrees from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.

Delisa has a long history with United Way of Elgin, dating back to her her first employee campaign while working in Cleveland, Ohio. Here is...

Friends and supporters of United Way of Elgin (UWE) gathered on Friday, September 9 to kick off the 2016-17 “Campaign for the Community” at the Grand Victoria Casino.

Campaign Co-Chairs Dr. David Sam, President of Elgin Community College, and Tonya Lucchetti-Hudson, Director of Public Affairs at Advocate Sherman Hospital, rallied the crowd behind the campaign theme “Together, We’re Changing the Story” with a message that supporting the community through United Way is as easy as ABCs and 1-2-3.

“We believe health, education, and financial...