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ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY


FY2015 Penny Severns Family Literacy Grant Program Impact and Statistics

Number of Programs

Chicago
17
Suburban Chicago
11
Downstate
20
Total
48

Amount of Funding Awarded by Region:

Chicago
$574,554
Suburban Chicago
$359,115
Downstate
$648,958
Total
$1,582,627

Adult Learner Data

Total adult learners
1,348
Average Adult Age
33
Female Students
88%
Students Studied ESL
73%
Obtained library card
783
Students Employed
30%

Child Learner Data

Total children served
1,952
Average Student Age
5
Average PACT hours
20.72
Average Child Education hours
273

Ethnic Background of Families

Hispanic
47%
African-American
18%
Caucasian
14%
Asian
15%
Other
6%