FY13 LVWCC Annual Report


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2013 Annual Report for Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County, Oak Park, IL

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FY13 LVWCC Annual Report

  1. 1. Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County 2013 Annual Report
  2. 2. Who We Are Established in 1987, Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County (LVWCC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides free weekly tutoring to adults in suburban Cook County and Chicago’s Austin neighborhood through a network of trained volunteers.
  3. 3. Our Mission LVWCC’s mission is to provide free literacy tutoring to adult learners in Western Cook County to help them competently read, write and speak English, thus increasing quality of life in three areas: family, workplace and community.
  4. 4. Our Tutors In 2013, 60 volunteer tutors partnered with LVWCC and provided an average of 32.23 instructional hours. Also, 34% of our tutors are new this year, and 66% have been tutors for 1 year or longer.
  5. 5. Our Adult Learners Total Number of Adult Learners: 91 Average age: 45 Male: 36% Female: 64% Caucasian: 45% African American: 13% Latino: 27% Asian: 13% Average Reading Grade Level: 3.3 to 4.8 Average English Level: High beginning in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  6. 6. FY 2013 Program Success • 60 volunteer tutors partnered with LVWCC, exceeding our goal by 35 • 75 eligible adult learners received tutoring, exceeding our goal by 25 • Served an additional 16 advanced ESL learners through small group participation at Conversation Café • Adult learners gains included: o Average SORT gain: 1.2 grade levels o Average TABE gain: 1.4 grade levels o Average BEST Literacy gain: 11 points o Average BEST Plus gain: 48 points
  7. 7. FY 2013 Program Success • Achieved all projected program outcomes for the year: o Increased adult learners’ academic performance o Developed adult learners’ non-academic life skills o Improved adult learners’ good literacy behaviors • Hired two new outreach coordinators • Moved to a less expensive and safer location • Published the first two issues of Literacy Lines: o November 2013 o December 2013 • Created a LinkedIn group for LVWCC
  8. 8. FY 2014 Program Goals • Increase number of adult learners to 110 • Increase number of volunteer tutors to 70 • Increase average number of instructional hours per learner from 33 to 45 • Increase learner post-test rate from 39% to 50% • Increase monthly tutor log submission from 60% to 80% • Establish at least one new learning group in three target communities
  9. 9. Adult Learner Success Stories Adult learners who participate in LVWCC’s program continue to make great strides. Click here to read some of our adult learners’ success stories.
  10. 10. How You Can Help • Become a tutor • Refer adult learners to LVWCC • Donate to LVWCC • Join LVWCC’s Board of Directors