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ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY


FY2015 Adult Volunteer Literacy Program Impact and Statistics

Number of Programs

Chicago
34
Suburban Chicago
22
Downstate
29
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
18,125
Average Student Age
39
Female Students
62%
Male Students
38%
Students Studied ESL
50%
Students Employed
37%

Student Ethnic Background

Hispanic
41%
African-American
23%
Caucasian
17%
Asian
16%
Other
3%

Volunteers by Region

Chicago
34%
Suburban Chicago
38%
Downstate
28%
Total Volunteers
7,530

Volunteer Tutors

Total Volunteer Tutors
7,530
Female Volunteers
73%
Male Volunteers
27%
Average age of Volunteer Tutor
54

At $24.74* per volunteer hour for Illinois, the total dollar value contributed by community literacy volunteers was $7,112,573. *Source: Independent Sector