Matagorda ISD receives funding from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of more than $180,000 or youth literacy grants in Texas that work to help students and educators reach their literacy goals throughout the academic year. These funds are aimed at supporting youth literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44 states Dollar General serves. The grants awarded to Texas organizations are expected to positively impact the lives of more than 87,000 students.

“Each fall, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation proudly provides financial support to schools, libraries and nonprofit literacy organizations that help students and teachers as they head back to the classroom,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member. “Whether it is providing books and technology or enhancing reading programs, today’s grants will help students reach their full potential through targeted literacy initiatives that impact the communities Dollar General serves.”

Statewide grants are part of more than $2.8 million that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded this morning. Recipients of today’s grant announcements plan to use Dollar General Literacy Foundation funds to help students learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency exam or learn English. Texas recipients are listed below and a comprehensive list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org .

Organization

City

County

Grant Amount

Amarillo ISD

Amarillo

Potter

$3,996.00

Duff Elementary School

Arlington

Tarrant

$500.00

Wayside Schools

Austin

Travis

$2,000.00

YMCA of Austin

Austin

Harris

$3,000.00

Zachary Scott Theatre Center

Austin

Travis

$10,000.00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin County

Bellville

Austin

$3,000.00

Burkburnett Middle School

Burkburnett

Wichita

$3,000.00

Burton ISD

Burton

Washington

$3,000.00

Bill Childress Elementary School

Canutillo

El Paso

$4,000.00

Cross Plains Public Library

Cross Plains

Callahan

$3,000.00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

$4,000.00

Jubilee Park and Community Center

Dallas

Dallas

$4,000.00

University of North Texas Foundation, INC.

Denton

Denton

$4,000.00

San Leon Elementary

Dickinson

Galveston

$3,000.00

J.P. LeNoir Elementary

Donna

Hidalgo

$3,000.00

Ascarate Elementary

El Paso

El Paso

$2,000.00

Desertaire Elementary

El Paso

El Paso

$3,000.00

Parkland Middle School

El Paso

El Paso

$3,000.00

Diamond Hill North Side Youth Association

Fort Worth

Tarrant

$2,000.00

Insights Learning Center

Fort Worth

Tarrant

$3,800.00

Fruitvale ISD

Fruitvale

Van Zandt

$3,000.00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Harlingen

Harlingen

Cameron

$3,000.00

Boys & Girls Club of Rusk County

Henderson

Rusk

$4,000.00

Alliance for Multicultural Community Services

Houston

Harris

$4,000.00

Pyburn Elementary

Houston

Harris

$2,000.00

Sisterhood Creations Children’s Association

Houston

Harris

$2,540.00

YES Prep Public Schools

Houston

Harris

$3,000.00

Ellison High School

Killeen

Bell

$4,000.00

Boys & Girls Club of Laredo

Laredo

Webb

$4,000.00

Communities In Schools of North Texas

Lewisville

Denton

$3,000.00

Communities in Schools of the South Plains

Lubbock

Lubbock

$4,000.00

Marfa Education Foundation

Marfa

Presidio

$4,000.00

Matagorda ISD

Matagorda

Matagorda

$2,000.00

Communities In Schools of the Permian Basin, Inc.

Midland

Midland

$4,000.00

Berta S. Palacios Library

Pharr

Hidalgo

$4,000.00

Plano ISD- Vision Services Dept.

Plano

Collin

$2,500.00

Port Aransis ISD

Port Aransas

Nueces

$3,000.00

Q-School

Quanah

Hardeman

$3,250.00

Rio Grande City ISD

Rio Grande City

Starr

$3,954.00

Robertson Elementary

Round Rock

Williamson

$3,500.00

Carnahan Elementary

San Antonio

Bexar

$3,000.00

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio

San Antonio

Bexar

$4,000.00

Jackson Middle School

San Antonio

Bexar

$2,000.00

SA Youth, Inc.

San Antonio

Bexar

$4,000.00

San Antonio Youth Literacy

San Antonio

Bexar

$4,000.00

YMCA of Greater San Antonio

San Antonio

Bexar

$4,000.00

Santa Anna ISD

Santa Anna

Coleman

$4,000.00

MasterKey Ministries of Grayson County

Sherman

Grayson

$3,000.00

La Vega Pirates Education Foundation

Waco

Mclennan

$3,000.00

Boy & Girls Clubs of Champion Valley

Weimar

Colorado

$4,000.00

Boys & Girls Club of Weslaco, Inc.

Weslaco

Hidalgo

$4,000.00

Weslaco East High School

Weslaco

Hidalgo

$3,000.00

Wichita Falls ISD

Wichita Falls

Wichita

$4,000.00

Willow Bend Elementary

Wolfforth

Lubbock

$3,000.00

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants each year to organizations located within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to further adult, summer, family and youth literacy and education initiatives in the communities that Dollar General calls home. Applications for the 2020 Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant cycle will be available on January 2, 2020.

To date, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $172 million in grants to schools, libraries and literacy organizations as part of its commitment to improve literacy skills for individuals of all ages. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation was created in 1993 to honor Dollar General’s co-founder, J.L. Turner, who was functionally illiterate and never completed a formal education.

Over the past 26 years, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has directly impacted more than 11 million individuals’ lives by investing in programs that have helped individuals take their first steps toward learning to read, learning English, or completing their high school equivalency.

The information in this article was sent in a press release from Dollar General.

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