The LEAF Program

EDUCATION

The Literacy Education for Adults and Families (LEAF) Program offers year-round educational programming for low-income adults, children and families. We have a licensed Head Start preschool, a Chicago Public Schools-funded daycare for two years olds, and an after-school program for school-age children. The LEAF Program also provides a range of classes for adults, including four levels of ESL classes as well as Computer Skills classes.

LEAF Adult Education

The LEAF Program offers daily classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Computer Skills. We welcome immigrant students from around the world for our ESL classes and both immigrants and native-English speakers for our Computer Skills classes. We currently have four levels of ESL, from basic literacy to transition classes that help students move to the workplace and community college. Our classes typically meet weekday mornings, and we have regular registration periods. We also offer four levels of Computer Skills classes, with training from basic computer skills to advanced Microsoft Office skills. Those classes typically meet Mondays through Thursdays.

LEAF Adult Education

LEAF Early Childhood

The LEAF Program has a licensed Head Start program for children ages 3-5, and a daycare for two-year-old children. We are a Chicago Public Schools-funded program in which children take part in activities designed to prepare them for preschool and kindergarten. Every day, children enjoy nutritious meals, a nap, indoor and outdoor playtime, and learn in a creative, nurturing environment. We also offer a Home Visiting program for parents with young children and pregnant mothers. This free program offers eligible families twice-monthly visits to support children’s social, emotional and cognitive growth.

For more information about the LEAF Preschool, Daycare and Home Visiting programs, please contact Alison Brinson at (773) 564-4946, or by email at abrinson@ahschicago.org

LEAF Early Childhood Americorps

LEAF After School

In the LEAF After-school Program, children from local elementary schools meet daily with tutors to work on homework and reading skills, do arts-and-crafts projects, and play educational games. From June-August, we run a summer camp for kids whose parents are enrolled in ESL programs. Children from local schools such as Clinton, Jamieson, and Stone on Chicago’s north side are matched with tutors from Loyola University’s Federal Work Study Program.

For more information about the LEAF After-School Program, please contact Jermaine Primus, School-Age Coordinator, at (773) 564-4951, or by email at jprimus@ahschicago.org

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For more information, including registration dates and enrollment requirements, please contact the LEAF Program at (773) 564-4944.
2838 W. Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

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