Arlington Heights adult literacy programs receive state grants
Three Arlington Heights-based adult literacy programs have been awarded state grants from the Illinois Secretary of State's office, state Sen. Ann Gillespie announced Wednesday.
The Read to Learn Adult Literacy program of Northwest Suburban High School District 214 received $100,000; the Family Literacy at the Women's & Children's Center -- a partnership between District 214 and the Arlington Heights Memorial Library -- received $50,000; and the Illinois Adult Learning Hotline received $85,000.
The grants were among $5.6 million given to 113 local literacy projects across the state. The program through the secretary of state's office is aimed at helping adults who read below the ninth-grade level or speak English at a beginning level to improve their reading, writing, math or use of English as a new language.