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FY2014 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
$526,850
Suburban Chicago
$277,000
Downstate
$600,550
Total
$1,404,400

Adult Learners

Total adult learners
1,413
Suburban Chicago
20%
Downstate
42%
Total Students
3,193

Average Age

Average Adult Age
31
Average Child Age
33
Female Students
86%
Students Studied ESL
71%
Obtained library card
61%
Students Employed
31%

Child Learner

Total children served
1,926
Average Student Age
4.9
Female Students
53%
Average PACT hours
15.5
Average Child Education hours
292

Ethnic Background - Adults and Children

Hispanic
50.5%
African-American
18%
Caucasian
15%
Asian
12%
Other
5.5%