Penny Severns Family Literacy Program

Focus: 
Family literacy
Target: 
Public
School
Special
Academic
Deadline: 
Friday, February 1, 2019
Notes: 

From the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State website:

Grant projects provide integrated, intensive instruction to improve the basic reading, writing skills, math or English language proficiency of parents and children together. Services include adult education, child education, parenting education, literacy-based, interactive, parent-child activities and library services.

Projects also strengthen the ability of the parent to foster educational achievement and increase their ability to use the resources and services of the library. Services are provided through a partnership between a public library, an adult educational agency, and an organization that serves at-risk children.

Expected Outcomes

  • Increased skills in reading, writing, math and/or English language for the adult caregiver(s) and children.
  • Increased knowledge of parenting.
  • Increased ability to use the public library.

For additional information and to apply for a grant, please click here:  http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/literacy/familylit.html