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ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY


FY2016 Adult Volunteer Literacy Program Impact and Statistics

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
50%
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