Literacy DuPage names new executive director

  • Bobbi Burgstone is the new executive director at Literacy DuPage.

    Bobbi Burgstone is the new executive director at Literacy DuPage. Courtesy of Bobbi Burgstone

 
Submitted by Cassandra Shepherd
Updated 1/26/2021 6:51 PM

Literacy DuPage has appointed Bobbi Burgstone as its new executive director. Burgstone now guides one of Illinois' largest volunteer tutor literacy organizations.

"Literacy DuPage is the trusted source for customized, one-on-one English language tutoring. I am pleased to have the opportunity to help grow the organization and to serve more area adults in improving their reading, writing, speaking and comprehension skills," Burgstone remarked.

 

A resident of Aurora, Burgstone brings to Literacy DuPage more than 22 years of management and leadership experience in the non-profit sector. Most recently, she served the United Leukodystrophy Foundation as executive director. Previously, she was the executive director with Habitat for Humanity of Illinois for 11 years and the director of development for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Burgstone holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University and a master's degree in education and socialpPolicy from Northwestern University. She serves as board president of a regional gifted education advocacy organization.

Literacy DuPage provides free, customized, one-on-one English literacy tutoring for adults. Established in 1972, Literacy DuPage is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-based organization. Annually, the organization serves more than 500 adult learners across more than 30 communities throughout DuPage County, enlisting its big-hearted army of over 400 volunteer tutors.

Literacy DuPage learners are adult men and women of all ages, nationalities, and social backgrounds. Some learners are native English speakers, yet most are immigrants. Tutors help learners understand and use English to become more independent and successful at home, at work, and in the community.

To become a volunteer, make a donation, or gain more information, please call Literacy DuPage at (630) 942-5210 or visit www.literacydupage.org.

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