FY 2019 Penny Severns Family Literacy Grant Program Impact and Statistics Illinois State Library

Number of Programs

Chicago 14
Suburban Chicago 4
Downstate 5
Total 23

Amount of Funding Awarded by Region:

Chicago $619,215
Suburban Chicago $177,844
Downstate $267,521
Total $1,064,5809

Adult Learner Data

Total adult learners 657
Average Adult Age 33
Female Students 92%
Students Studied ESL 85%
Obtained library card 428
Students Employed 30%

Child Learner Data

Total children served 897
Average Student Age 6
Average PACT hours 20
Average Child Education hours 407

Ethnic Background of Families

Hispanic 50%
Asian 11%
Caucasian 15%
African-American 15
Other 9%