FY2017 Penny Severns Family Literacy Grant Program Impact and Statistics Illinois State Library

Number of Programs

Chicago 7
Suburban Chicago 4
Downstate 4
Total 15

Amount of Funding Awarded by Region:

Chicago $235,000
Suburban Chicago $125,000
Downstate $140,000
Total $500,000

Adult Learner Data

Total adult learners 412
Average Adult Age 32
Female Students 90%
Students Studied ESL 75%
Obtained library card 261
Students Employed 29%

Child Learner Data

Total children served 554
Average Student Age 4
Average PACT hours 28
Average Child Education hours 248

Ethnic Background of Families

Hispanic 50.5%
Asian 12%
Caucasian 17.5%
African-American 9%
Other 11%