Programs Housed at D’Estee, Inc. Headquarters
Scholarships- Three renewable awards are privately funded:
- $2,000 Karen E. Hodge award
- $1,250 Dr. Iris Shannon award
- $500 Carolyne Clay award
Delta Adult Literacy – The purpose of the Delta Literacy Project is to help decrease the illiteracy rate among adults in the Chicago area. The project has a staff of volunteer tutors. Each tutor is certified and trained to teach adults “how to read”. They also teach math to students who desire it. Tutors and students meet twice a week for a free one-to-one tutoring session. Tutoring sessions are 1 1/2 hours and students are 18 years and older, who test below an 8.9 Reading Level. These students are given appropriate studies in reading math, English and spelling based on individual need. Tutoring is provided 1 on 1. The Delta Literacy Project is state funded and collaborates with other state and city adult literacy projects.
Adult Computer Training – Helping adults to become computer literate
Free Tax Preparation – Low income residents are provides with free income tax preparation.
Energy Workshops – Community residents learn about “Going Green” initiatives
Food and Toy Drives–New toys and food are collected and distributed to community residents during the Christmas holiday.