FY 2021 Adult Volunteer Literacy Program Impact and Statistics Illinois State Library

Number of Programs

Chicago 26
Suburban Chicago 17
Downstate 24
Total 67

Amount of Funding Awarded by Region:

Chicago $1,435,051
Suburban Chicago $1,120,849
Downstate $1,509,568
Total $4,065,468

Student Data

Total Adult Learners 6,120
Average Student Age 41
Female Students 70%
Male Students 30%
Students Studied ESL 71%
Students Employed 44%

Student Ethnic Background

Hispanic 45%
Asian 15%
Caucasian 16%
African-American 20%
Other 4%

Volunteer Tutors

Total Volunteer Tutors 3,258
Female Volunteers 74%
Male Volunteers 26%
Average age of Volunteer Tutor 52

Volunteer Tutors by Region

Chicago 36%
Suburban Chicago 41%
Downstate 23%

At $29.37 per volunteer hour for Illinois, the total dollar value contributed by community literacy volunteers was $3,171,786. Source: Independent Sector