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ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY


FY2014 Adult Volunteer Literacy Program Impact and Statistics

Number of Programs

Chicago
35
Suburban Chicago
22
Downstate
28
Total
85

Amount of Funding Awarded by Region:

Chicago
$1,307,957
Suburban Chicago
$1,125,604
Downstate
$1,507,340
Total
$3,940,901

Student Data

Total Adult Learners
18,675
Average Student Age
39
Female Students
61%
Male Students
39%
Students Studied ESL
49%
Students Employed
36%

Student Ethnic Background

Hispanic
41%
African-American
23%
Caucasian
19%
Asian
16%
Other
1%

Volunteers by Region

Chicago
33%
Suburban Chicago
40%
Downstate
27%
Total Volunteers
7,795

Volunteer Tutors

Total Volunteer Tutors
7,982
Female Volunteers
73%
Male Volunteers
27%
Average age of Volunteer Tutor
49

At $24.08* per volunteer hour for Illinois, the total dollar value contributed by community literacy volunteers was $8,930,053. *Source: Independent Sector