History

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 book mobile 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 Congregration of St. Joseph.

Presently

TEACH has 17 sites in Cook, DuPage, and Will counties. Each year 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.