FY2017 Adult Volunteer Literacy Program Impact and Statistics Illinois State Library

Number of Programs

Chicago 10
Suburban Chicago 8
Downstate 11
Total 29

Amount of Funding Awarded by Region:

Chicago $792,106
Suburban Chicago $397,001
Downstate $629,298
Total $1,818,405

Student Data

Total Adult Learners 5,941
Average Student Age 41
Female Students 67%
Male Students 33%
Students Studied ESL 59%
Students Employed 41%

Student Ethnic Background

Hispanic 44%
Asian 19%
Caucasian 14%
African-American 19%
Other 2%

Volunteers by Region

Chicago 30%
Suburban Chicago 45%
Downstate 25%
Total Volunteers 3,278

Volunteer Tutors

Total Volunteer Tutors 3,278
Female Volunteers 75%
Male Volunteers 25%
Average age of Volunteer Tutor 53

At $25.95* per volunteer hour for Illinois, the total dollar value contributed by community literacy volunteers was $3,834,337. *Source: Independent Sector