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ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY


FY2013 Adult Volunteer Literacy Program Statistics

Number of Programs

Statewide
85
Amount of Funding Awarded by Region:
Chicago
$1,251,237
Suburban Chicago
$1,008,001
Downstate
$1,615,286
Total
$3,874,524

Students by Region

Chicago
34%
Suburban Chicago
36%
Downstate
30%
Total Students
19,392

Student Data

Average Student Age
39
Female Students
60%
Male Students
40%
Students Studied ESL
55%
Students Employed (part time, full time or seasonal)
37%

Student Ethnic Background

Hispanic
42%
African-American
23%
Caucasian
20%
Asian
14%
Other
1%

Volunteers by Region

Chicago
30%
Suburban Chicago
39%
Downstate
31%
Total Volunteers
7,795

Volunteer Tutors

Female Volunteers
74%
Male Volunteers
26%
Average age of Volunteer Tutor
47

Inmate Programs in Adult Volunteer Literacy

Literacy Programs coordinating tutoring services in prisons
19
Correctional facilities offering literacy programs
24
Students served in a correctional setting
1,572

Public Library Involvement in Adult Programs

Public libraries participating in Adult Volunteer Literacy programs
422
Offers the library as a tutoring site
524
Refers prospective students and volunteer tutors to literacy programs
458
Houses a bilingual collection
248
Helps advertise the literacy program
261
Houses a high-interest/low-vocabulary reading collection
209
Donates a high-interest/low-vocabulary reading collection
76
Offers computer training assistance
163
Total Public Libraries
823

At $23.19* per volunteer hour for Illinois, the total dollar value contributed by community literacy volunteers was $11,086,304. *Source: Independent Sector