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!!

Shop AmazonSmile for Mother’s Day

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Make a difference this Mother’s Day. Shop for gifts at to generate donations for Dominican Literacy Center Aurora and check out our AmazonSmile Charity Lists to donate items we need most.