JDCC awarded $15K grant

Published 4:55 am Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Dollar General gives funds to literacy program

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Jefferson Davis Community College a $15,000 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant award is part of more than $7.1 million in grants awarded to more than 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves.

“Consistent with our mission of ‘Serving Others,’ we are excited to provide these organizations with funding to further literacy and education across the communities we call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “It is always so exciting to see the true and meaningful impact the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has on both children and adults looking to improve their lives through literacy.”

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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education.

Cornelia Miller, Adult Education Director at Jefferson Davis Community College, said, “We are so blessed and appreciative to be able to apply and received this funding which allows our program to provide educational opportunities that enrich our community.”

JDCC’s Adult Education program offers free GED and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in Atmore, Brewton and Flomaton.  This literacy grant will allow the program to expand its offerings to better serve the citizens of Escambia County.

Those interested in learning more about the Adult Education program or earning a Career Readiness credential should contact Miller at 251.867.4832 or 251.368.7633.