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.