The Prince William branch of Literacy Volunteers of America received a $12,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
According to a release, this grant will help to support the organization’s workforce development program. The grant is part of more than $7.1 million in grants being awarded to more than 900 organizations across the United States, by the Dollar General’s foundation.
Literacy Volunteers of America has been serving Prince William County for more than 25 years, stated a release. The mission of the organization is to help teach and develop adults’ reading, writing, and English skills, stated a release.
The Prince William branch serves almost 700 adults each year, with the assistance of more than 200 trained volunteer tutors, according to a release.
“Dollar General’s support will impact the lives of those in our community who desperately need our services. The majority of new enrollees are low income, low literacy immigrant refugees from the Middle East with families to support. The demand for our regular and professional level workforce development programs, with language learning and computer literacy, has increased exponentially over the past two years. Thanks to Dollar General, we can help meet the needs and help our adults find sustainable jobs in the local job market to support their families and achieve financial stability,” stated Literacy Volunteers of America Executive Director Deborah Abbott in a release.
Literacy Volunteers of America offers classes to low-income adults in reading, writing, English as a Second Language, GED preparation, civics and citizenship, computer literacy, workforce development, and confidence building, stated a release.
“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. 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,” stated Dollar General’s CEO Todd Vasos in a release.
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