Sponsor a Student Campaign

Sr. Kathleen RyanUncategorized

Do you wonder how your donation will impact our work? – $15.00 will buy one bilingual children’s library book – $25.00 will buy one student book (new series) – $50.00 will buy one student text and workbook (new series) – $100 will buy one student text and workbook and one tutor planner (new series) – $500 will buy student books … Read More

Sister Kathleen, a visionary, to step down as leader of Dominican Literacy Center

Sr. Kathleen RyanUncategorized

It’s interesting to note how many successful visionaries began their ventures in garages or basements: Martha Stewart. Jeff Bezos. Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. Walt Disney. Under Armour’s Kevin Plank. Sister Kathleen Ryan. While that last name might not be as well known as the millionaires and billionaires on the short list, if you are measuring success in lives that have … Read More

Aurora literacy group wins Library of Congress award

Sr. Kathleen RyanPress

Volunteer tutor Joan Dollinger, left, has mentored Jocefina Vargas for nearly three years at the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora, which recently was honored by the Library of Congress for its program. Denise Crosby/Beacon-News

Article from the Beacon News: Jocefina Vargas has spent the last three decades — since coming to Aurora from Mexico as an 18-year-old — learning the English language. She got a good start her one and only year at East Aurora High School, and certainly made progress in Waubonsee Community College’s ESL program five years later. But speaking the language … Read More

Cozy Christmas

Sr. Kathleen RyanEvents / Fundraisers

Rosary High School’s Alumnae Association sponsored its annual “Cozy Christmas” drive to collect warm winter items for the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora. The group delivered the items and learned more about the Center. New this year, Rosary’s new Knitting & Crocheting Club created warm items to donate.  Thank you for your generosity!!