FY 2018 Adult Volunteer Literacy Program Impact and Statistics Illinois State Library

Number of Programs

Chicago 24
Suburban Chicago 17
Downstate 21
Total 62

Amount of Funding Awarded by Region:

Chicago $992,136
Suburban Chicago $832,752
Downstate $1,062,001
Total $2,887,879

Student Data

Total Adult Learners 11,035
Average Student Age 41
Female Students 65%
Male Students 35%
Students Studied ESL 62%
Students Employed 41%

Student Ethnic Background

Hispanic 40%
Asian 21%
Caucasian 18%
African-American 19%
Other 2%

Volunteer Tutors

Total Volunteer Tutors 5,355
Female Volunteers 72%
Male Volunteers 28%
Average age of Volunteer Tutor 48

Volunteer Tutors by Region

Chicago 33%
Suburban Chicago 48%
Downstate 19%

At $26.02* per volunteer hour for Illinois, the total dollar value contributed by community literacy volunteers was $9,220,343. *Source: Independent Sector