FY2016 Penny Severns Family Literacy Grant Program Impact and Statistics Illinois State Library

Number of Programs

Chicago 7
Suburban Chicago 8
Downstate 9
Total 24

Amount of Funding Awarded by Region:

Chicago $242,000
Suburban Chicago $215,769
Downstate $315,000
Total $772,769

Adult Learner Data

Total adult learners 630
Average Adult Age 30
Female Students 93%
Students Studied ESL 75%
Obtained library card 304
Students Employed 26%

Child Learner Data

Total children served 882
Average Student Age 4.5
Average PACT hours 20.5
Average Child Education hours 249.6

Ethnic Background of Families

Hispanic 36%
Asian 20%
Caucasian 18%
African-American 15%
Other 11%