FY 2018 Penny Severns Family Literacy Grant Program Impact and Statistics Illinois State Library

Number of Programs

Chicago 13
Suburban Chicago 3
Downstate 5
Total 21

Amount of Funding Awarded by Region:

Chicago $449,999
Suburban Chicago $90,000
Downstate $158,000
Total $679,999

Adult Learner Data

Total adult learners 609
Average Adult Age 33
Female Students 87%
Students Studied ESL 82%
Obtained library card 347
Students Employed 35%

Child Learner Data

Total children served 778
Average Student Age 6
Average PACT hours 26
Average Child Education hours 334

Ethnic Background of Families

Hispanic 47.5%
Asian 17%
Caucasian 11%
African-American 17%
Other 7.5%