Literacy Network Receives $13,000 from Dollar General

August 24th, 2013    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: Community

Thanks to Dollar General’s generosity, the Literacy Network’s summer adult literacy class works on improving their reading skills by using a fun activity decorating cupcakes for the Fourth of July. From left are Trinity Johnson, Charles McClellan, Instructor Jane Shulman, and Djime Cissoko.

The Literacy Network recently received a $13,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support its Adult Literacy Services Program, which helps adult students improve their lives by learning how to read.

“We are extremely grateful to Dollar General for their generous support to help more adults in Greater Cincinnati reach their goals,” says Literacy Network President Kathy Ciarla. This grant has allowed the Literacy Network to offer an additional adult reading class this summer.

Adult Basic Reading classes utilize the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory approach to help adults who read below a 4th grade level and often exhibit symptoms of dyslexia. In 2012, the Adult Basic Reading Program served 76 adults in five classes.

“It is exciting to be able to serve more members of our community and continue to see hope spread through literacy,” says Adult Program Coordinator, Caren Harrison. The Literacy Network serves or refers over 1,500 adults annually through their Literacy Hotline. In 2013, the Literacy Network will implement technology into the classroom and offer lab hours for students to practice reading and learn basic technology skills.

“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “It’s exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people’s lives.”

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $81 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.7 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, a complete list of grant recipients or grant application deadline information, please visit www.dgliteracy.org.

For more information on how you can give the gift of literacy to struggling adults and children in the Greater Cincinnati area, call (513) 621-READ or visit www.lngc.org.

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