Celebrating 25 Years – Video

The Celebrating 25 years video highlights the history of TEACH from its origins to its present-day mission.


The Sisters of St. Joseph created TEACH as a ministry to teach English skills to the growing immigrant population, 
and facilitate their inclusion into the community in fulfillment of the spiritual mission “That All May Be One.” 
The sisters purchased a used bookmobile to house the program.


TEACH was created to form partnerships with schools, libraries, churches, community centers, and businesses.
 A replacement TEACH bus was purchased.


TEACH merged to form TEACH, a private 501(c)(3) sponsored ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph.


TEACH has 17 sites in Cook, DuPage, and Will counties. Over 850 students are supported by 300 volunteers. 
TEACH continues fulfilling its founding mission “That All May Be One.”
The Congregation of St. Joseph has been serving the educational needs of communities 
across the U.S. for more than 150 years. 
The Sisters of St. Joseph in LaGrange Park have been serving the area since 1899.