Black Hawk College awarded in Adult Literacy Grants


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Press release submitted by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White


Jesse White awards more than $5 million in Adult Literacy Grants

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded nearly $5.5 million in FY14 Adult Literacy Grants to help students develop and enhance their reading, math, writing and language skills.

"I am pleased to provide nearly 200 local literacy providers with funding that will allow adult students to achieve their utmost potential," White said. "I will continue to do all I can to ensure that every citizen of this state has access to quality literacy programs."

Nearly 22,000 students are served by adult literacy programs around the state. More than 8,500 volunteer tutors provide training for students to obtain skills that put them on the path to lifelong learning.

The Adult Literacy Program is administered by the Secretary of State's Illinois State Library Literacy Office and awards grants in three categories:

• Adult Volunteer Literacy Grants provide training for volunteers who tutor adults over age 16 in basic reading, math, writing or language skills. Participating literacy providers may include libraries, volunteer tutoring organizations, community-based organizations, community colleges, regional offices of education, schools (individual and public), pre-school programs, school districts, domestic-violence shelters and correctional facilities.

• Penny Severns Family Literacy Grants provide educational services to parents and children to enhance basic reading, math, writing or language skills. Programs must partner with an adult literacy provider, child-at-risk agency and a library.

• The Workplace Skills Enhancement Project provides onsite instructional services to employees of participating Illinois businesses, enabling them to enhance their basic reading, math, writing or language skills and improve their chances for promotion. Eligible employees must read at or below the 9th-grade level. Grantees must match the grant award and may also provide instructional services to prospective employees. The fiscal agent and submitting agency may be either the educational partner or the business partner.

People interested in becoming volunteer tutors are encouraged to contact the Illinois Adult Learning Hotline at 1-800-321-9511.


FY2014 LITERACY GRANT RECIPIENTS

Key to Type of Grant:
PSF: Penny Severns Family Literacy
AVL: Adult Volunteer Literacy
WSE: Workplace Skills Enhancement

Institution Type of Grant City Amount

A Safe Haven Foundation/CCIL PSF Chicago $25,000.00

Albany Park Community Center AVL Chicago $58,000.00
Albany Park Community Center PSF Chicago $25,000.00
Albany Park Community Center PSF Chicago $35,000.00

Alpha Temple AVL Chicago $30,000.00

Aquinas Literacy Center AVL Chicago $30,000.00

Arab American Action Network
(AAAN) PSF Chicago $35,000.00

Asian Human Services, Inc. AVL Chicago $23,000.00
Asian Human Services, Inc. PSF Chicago $35,000.00
Asian Human Services, Inc. PSF Chicago $35,000.00

Association House of Chicago AVL Chicago $42,000.00
Association House of Chicago PSF Chicago $25,000.00

Aurora Public Library PSF Aurora $35,000.00

Baby TALK PSF Decatur $35,000.00

Black Hawk College AVL Moline $59,000.00
Black Hawk College PSF Moline $35,000.00
Black Hawk College PSF Moline $35,000.00
Black Hawk College PSF Moline $35,000.00

Carl Sandburg College AVL Galesburg $56,000.00
Carl Sandburg College PSF Galesburg $33,775.00

CEFS Economic Opportunity Corp. AVL Effingham $51,000.00
CEFS Economic Opportunity Corp. PSF Effingham $25,000.00

Centro Romero AVL Chicago $55,200.00
Centro Romero PSF Chicago $20,000.00

Chinese Mutual Aid Association AVL Chicago $28,000.00
Chinese Mutual Aid Association PSF Chicago $25,000.00

Christopher House AVL Chicago $41,000.00

Coalition of African, Asian,
European and Latino Immigrants
of Illinois AVL Chicago $25,000.00

College of DuPage AVL Glen Ellyn $41,000.00
College of DuPage PSF Glen Ellyn $25,000.00
College of DuPage PSF Glen Ellyn $29,750.00

Common Place PSFily Learning Ctr. AVL Peoria $61,500.00
Corazon a Corazon AVL Chicago $24,000.00

Danville Area AVLmunity College AVL Danville $52,000.00

De La Salle Institute AVL Chicago $72,000.00
De La Salle Institute PSF Chicago $35,000.00
De La Salle Institute PSF Chicago $35,000.00
De La Salle Institute PSF Chicago $35,000.00

D'Estee, Inc. AVL Chicago $17,487.00

Dominican Literacy Center AVL Aurora $44,500.00

Dominican Literacy Center,
Melrose Park AVL Melrose Park $30,000.00

Erie Neighborhood House AVL Chicago $64,300.00

Fishes & Loaves Outreach AVL Springfield $62,586.00
Fishes & Loaves Outreach PSF Springfield $32,000.00

Focal Point LLC WSE Chicago $14,000.00

Frontier AVLmunity College AVL Fairfield $55,000.00

Hanul PSFily Alliance AVL Chicago $31,000.00

Harrisburg Public Library District AVL Harrisburg $25,000.00
Harrisburg Public Library District PSF Harrisburg $25,000.00

Heartland Human Care Services AVL Chicago $32,490.00
Heartland Human Care Services PSF Chicago $25,000.00

Headley Manufacturing WSE Broadview $8,876.00

Highland AVLmunity College AVL Freeport $47,000.00
Highland Community College PSF Freeport $31,300.00

Howard Area AVLmunity Center AVL Chicago $39,300.00
Howard Area Community Center PSF Chicago $35,000.00

Hunter Panels, LLC WSE Franklin Park $11,500.00

Illinois Valley AVLmunity College AVL Oglesby $52,000.00

Indo American Center AVL Chicago $27,000.00

Instituto del Progreso Latino AVL Chicago $35,000.00
Instituto del Progreso Latino PSF Chicago $35,000.00

Jane Addams Resource Corporation AVL Chicago $33,900.00

Jewish Vocational Service AVL Chicago $28,000.00

John A. Logan College AVL Carterville $63,000.00
John A. Logan College PSF Carterville $32,500.00
John A. Logan College PSF Carterville $31,500.00
John A. Logan College PSF Carterville $31,000.00

John Wood Community College AVL Quincy $52,000.00

Joliet Junior College AVL Joliet $45,500.00

Kankakee AVLmunity College AVL Kankakee $55,000.00

Kaskaskia College AVL Centralia $65,000.00
Kaskaskia College PSF Centralia $25,000.00

Kishwaukee College AVL Malta $45,000.00

Korean American Community
Services (KACS) AVL Chicago $25,000.00

Lake Land College AVL Mattoon $53,000.00
Lake Land College PSF Mattoon $29,750.00

Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center AVL Chicago $41,000.00

Lewis & Clark Community College AVL Godfrey $59,000.00
Lewis & Clark Community College PSF Godfrey $35,000.00

Lincoln Land Community College AVL Springfield $62,000.00
Lincoln Land Community College PSF Springfield $30,049.00

Literacy Chicago AVL Chicago $58,000.00

Literacy Connection AVL Elgin $65,000.00
Literacy Connection PSF Elgin $32,000.00
Literacy Connection PSF Elgin $35,000.00

Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley AVL Saint Charles $41,700.00

Literacy Volunteers of America –
Illinois, Inc. AVL Chicago $23,060.00

Literacy Volunteers of DuPage AVL Naperville $51,500.00

Literacy Volunteers of Western
Cook County AVL Oak Park $33,243.00

McHenry County College AVL Crystal Lake $47,200.00

Mercy Housing Lakefront AVL Chicago $28,000.00

Metropolitan Asian PSFily
Services, Inc. AVL Chicago $25,000.00

Midwest Asian American Center AVL Chicago $25,000.00

Moraine Valley Community College AVL Palos Hills $38,500.00

Morton College AVL Cicero $30,000.00

Oakton Community College AVL Skokie $73,000.00

Parkland College AVL Champaign $63,000.00

Poder Learning Center AVL Chicago $35,000.00

Prairie State College AVL Chi. Heights $55,000.00

Pui Tak Center AVL Chicago $36,000.00

Regional Office of Education –
DeWitt/Livingston/McLean AVL Bloomington $65,000.00

Regional Office of Education –
Monroe/Randolph Counties AVL Chester $25,000.00
Regional Office of Education –
Monroe/Randolph Counties PSF Chester $28,000.00

Regional Office of Education –
Peoria County AVL Peoria $60,000.00

Regional Office of Education
Whiteside County PSF Sterling $35,000.00

Rend Lake College AVL Ina $45,000.00

Richland Community College AVL Decatur $67,000.00
Richland Community College WSE Decatur $12,500.00

Robinson Public Library District AVL Robinson $33,600.00

Safer Foundation/Pace Institute AVL Chicago $52,000.00

Sauk Valley AVLmunity College AVL Dixon $51,600.00

School and Tutors on Wheels AVL LaGrange Park $45,300.00

Shawnee Community College AVL Ullin $25,000.00

South Suburban College AVL South Holland $23,801.00
South Suburban College WSE South Holland $12,000.00
South Suburban College WSE South Holland $3,680.00
South Suburban College WSE South Holland $14,000.00
South Suburban College WSE Lansing $12,000.00
South Suburban College WSE Hazel Crest $5,207.00
South Suburban College WSE Thornton $15,000.00

South-East Asia Center AVL Chicago $29,000.00

Southwestern Illinois College AVL Belleville $65,000.00
Southwestern Illinois College PSF Belleville $25,000.00
Southwestern Illinois College PSF Belleville $35,000.00

Spoon River College AVL Canton $40,000.00

St. Joseph Services, Inc. AVL Chicago $28,500.00

The Center AVL Arlington Hts $70,000.00
The Center WSE Oak Brook $11,500.00
The Center WSE Streamwood $13,250.00
The Center WSE Rosemont $9,000.00
The Center WSE Oak Brook $13,500.00
The Center WSE Rolling Mdows $12,000.00
The Center WSE Chicago $6,000.00
The Center WSE Chicago $12,500.00

The Learning Center/House of
Connections AVL Chicago $35,000.00

The Literacy Council AVL Rockford $64,000.00

Township High School District 214
Community Education AVL Arlington Hts $71,000.00
Township High School District 214
Community Education PSF Arlington Hts $25,000.00
Township High School District 214
Community Education PSF Arlington Hts $34,250.00

Triton College AVL River Grove $36,500.00

United For Better Living, Inc. AVL Chicago $27,000.00

Universidad Popular AVL Chicago $47,000.00
Universidad Popular PSF Chicago $30,500.00
Universidad Popular PSF Chicago $30,500.00

University of Illinois AVL Chicago $25,000.00
University of Illinois BIS Coalition WSE Aurora $14,000.00
University of Illinois BIS Coalition WSE Chicago $12,000.00
University of Illinois BIS Coalition WSE Batavia $14,500.00
University of Illinois BIS Coalition WSE Geneva $14,500.00
University of Illinois BIS Coalition WSE St. Charles $14,500.00

Vietnamese Association of Illinois AVL Chicago $25,000.00

Waubonsee Community College AVL Aurora $71,800.00

Waukegan Public Library AVL Waukegan $62,000.00
Waukegan Public Library PSF Waukegan $31,750.00
Waukegan Public Library PSF Waukegan $30,750.00

William Rainey Harper College WSE Park Ridge $14,500.00
William Rainey Harper College WSE Evanston $14,250.00
William Rainey Harper College WSE Rolling Mdows $8,000.00
William Rainey Harper College WSE Wheeling $12,000.00

World Relief Refugee Services,
DuPage AVL Wheaton $70,700.00
World Relief Refugee Services,
DuPage PSF Wheaton $35,000.00
YWCA of Elgin PSF Elgin $35,000.00

YWCA Pekin AVL Pekin $31,000.00

















 



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