FY2016 Adult Volunteer Literacy Program Impact and Statistics Illinois State Library

Number of Programs

Chicago 7
Suburban Chicago 11
Downstate 10
Total 28

Amount of Funding Awarded by Region:

Chicago $190,259
Suburban Chicago $498,378
Downstate $521,591
Total $1,210,228

Student Data

Total Adult Learners 6,178
Average Student Age 40
Female Students 68%
Male Students 32%
Students Studied ESL 59%
Students Employed 60%

Student Ethnic Background

Hispanic 41%
Asian 21%
Caucasian 21%
African-American 15%
Other 2%

Volunteers by Region

Chicago 17%
Suburban Chicago 65%
Downstate 18%
Total Volunteers 3,216

Volunteer Tutors

Total Volunteer Tutors 3,216
Female Volunteers 76%
Male Volunteers 24%
Average age of Volunteer Tutor 55

At $25.34* per volunteer hour for Illinois, the total dollar value contributed by community literacy volunteers was $5,497,893. *Source: Independent Sector