History

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

1993

   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.

2004

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

2011

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

Today

    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.