Chapters & Affiliates

ILA's unrivaled global network connects literacy practitioners in more than 128 countries across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eurasia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Oceania. This tightly knit community of literacy students, teachers, experts, and leaders facilitates ongoing communication, connection, and active participation in chapters, SIGs, and global affiliates. Find out how you can get involved and hit the ground running as an ILA member!


Groups affiliate with ILA through chartered chapters operating at the state and provincial levels. ILA members can tap into these local chapter networks to collaborate with colleagues, gain connections, and contribute their voices and expertise to the global literacy movement.

Global affiliates

ILA global affiliates are grassroots organizations dedicated to providing the literacy resources and support that their local and national communities need.

Find an ILA affiliate in your region:


Learn more about ILA's global operations, activities, and projects.

Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (or SIGs) allow ILA members to connect with people who share their passion for specific areas of literacy education. By encouraging member interaction and information sharing, these forums advance literacy by focusing on areas not typically covered in general instruction.

Alpha Upsilon Alpha Honor Society

The purpose of Alpha Upsilon Alpha (ILA's national honor society) is to recognize scholarship, leadership, and service in the field of literacy at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The society's motto says it all: "Lege sapere aude," or "Read, dare to be wise."


Find chapter events in your region on our meetings and events calendar.