From the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State website:
Grant projects provide instruction to help adults who read below the ninth grade level or speak English at a beginning level to improve their basic reading, writing, math, or English language proficiency. Services are provided through the use of trained, unpaid volunteer tutors.
- Increased skills in reading, writing, math and/or English language.
- Increased knowledge of civic responsibilities (e.g., voting, using the public library).
- Increased ability of the volunteer tutors to provide effective adult literacy instruction.
For additional information, and to apply for a grant, please click here: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/literacy/adultvolunteer.html