FY 2019 Adult Volunteer Literacy Program Impact and Statistics Illinois State Library

Number of Programs

Chicago 24
Suburban Chicago 18
Downstate 23
Total 65

Amount of Funding Awarded by Region:

Chicago $1,229,661
Suburban Chicago $1,057,743
Downstate $1,267,926
Total $3,555,330

Student Data

Total Adult Learners 11,418
Average Student Age 41
Female Students 64%
Male Students 36%
Students Studied ESL 63%
Students Employed 43%

Student Ethnic Background

Hispanic 38%
Asian 20%
Caucasian 18%
African-American 21%
Other 3%

Volunteer Tutors

Total Volunteer Tutors 5,381
Female Volunteers 74%
Male Volunteers 26%
Average age of Volunteer Tutor 51

Volunteer Tutors by Region

Chicago 30%
Suburban Chicago 49%
Downstate 21%

At $26.89* per volunteer hour for Illinois, the total dollar value contributed by community literacy volunteers was $6,088,576. *Source: Independent Sector