Sr. Kathleen RyanPress

Clara passed her Naturalization test and is now a U.S. citizen.  She is holding her certificate which she received at her oath ceremony.  She also is now registered to vote!  Her teacher, Sr. Jane Ann, is also in the photo.

Ofrenda for Day of the Dead

Sr. Kathleen RyanPress

Our Monday evening Conversation Class group created this “ofrenda” to celebrate the Day of the Dead.  Students at the DLC are invited to place their own mementos in honor of family members who have passed away.  Day of the Dead is a very important day for many people in Mexico and for many people born in Central and South America. … Read More

Lights for Liberty

Sr. Kathleen RyanEvents / Fundraisers

It’s time to fight back, en masse. On July 12th, thousands of people worldwide will attend over 750 Lights for Liberty events to send a message: We will not accept concentration camps in the United States. We will not accept the detention of people seeking safety, work, and a better life. We will not accept family separation. And we will … Read More

Aurora’s Dominican Literacy Center changing women’s lives through mentoring

Sr. Kathleen RyanUncategorized

For 25 years, one very determined nun’s program has been pairing volunteer English-speaking tutors one-on-one with women who need literacy skills. The results have been life-changing. A literacy program that’s taught 2,800 women to read, write and speak English over the past 25 years is celebrating its growth as a Dominican sister’s single-minded mission. Sister Kathleen Ryan, who has worked … Read More

DLC honored by City of Aurora

Sr. Kathleen RyanPress

During the April 9 City Council Meeting, the City honored the Dominican Literacy Center of Aurora for 25 years of service to Aurora. Thanks to the effort of the 7-member staff and 200+ volunteers, more than 3,000 women have learned English in the last 25 years and hundreds of families have been successfully prepared to pass their citizenship exams. Thank … Read More

Join us at the Patio Fundraiser

Sr. Kathleen RyanEvents / Fundraisers

We’ll be at the Patio on the corner of Route 59 and New York St on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 3 – 9 PM for some amazing food and great friends! A portion of the purchases goes to benefit the Dominican Literacy Center. Please make sure to take a copy of the flyer and let them know you are … Read More