JDCC wins grant for literacy

Published 9:16 pm Thursday, May 17, 2012

Jefferson Davis Community College can move forward in their efforts to increase literacy in Escambia County thanks to the contributions of shoppers at regional Dollar General retail outlets.
A grant valued at $15,000 was awarded to JDCC from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to fund programs aimed at literacy and adult education programs at the college.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to organizations in communities served by Dollar General. The literacy grants support nonprofit organizations that provide literacy services such as adult basic education, GED preparation, English language acquisition or programs for youth who struggle with reading.   For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and a complete list of grant recipients, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education.  Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $71.2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.1 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency.  To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

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