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Victoria Adult Literacy Council receives $8,000 from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tennessee - Thursday, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of more than $400,000 in literacy grants to Texas nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools.

These funds are aimed at supporting adult, family and summer 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 29,000 Texans.

“In keeping with Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide grants to support literacy and education initiatives in the communities we proudly call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member.  “Each year, funds provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation make a real difference by providing the tools that students, adults and families need to pursue new opportunities and accomplish their goals. We believe these programs empower the communities we serve, and we are honored to play a role in their success.”

Statewide grants are part of more than $8.3 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 adults learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency exam, promote childhood summer reading 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

25 Ladders

Arlington

Tarrant

$1,500.00

AB Christian Learning Center

Fort Worth

Tarrant

$2,000.00

Aberg Center for Literacy

Dallas

Dallas

$8,000.00

Advocacy Outreach

Elgin

Bastrop

$8,000.00

Alpine Public Library Association, Inc.

Alpine

Brewster

$2,000.00

Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans, Inc.

Houston

Harris

$10,000.00

BakerRipley

Houston

Harris

$10,000.00

Books are GEMS

El Paso

El Paso

$2,000.00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin and Travis County, Inc.

Austin

Travis

$2,000.00

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend

Corpus Christi

Nueces

$2,000.00

Boys and Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County

Bay City

Matagorda

$2,000.00

Boys and Girls Club of Laredo

Laredo

Webb

$2,000.00

Canyon Lake Community Library District

Canyon Lake

Comal

$1,500.00

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio

San Antonio

Bexar

$5,000.00

Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc.

Fort Worth

Tarrant

$10,000.00

Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc.

Dallas

Dallas

$8,000.00

Catholic Family Service Inc.

Amarillo

Potter

$10,000.00

Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church

Fort Worth

Tarrant

$2,000.00

Christian Community Storehouse of Keller

Fort Worth

Tarrant

$2,000.00

Christian Women's Job Corps of Rusk County

Henderson

Rusk

$10,000.00

Communities In Schools of Central Texas

Austin

Travis

$8,000.00

Communities in Schools of Laredo

Laredo

Webb

$2,000.00

Corpus Christi Literacy Council

Corpus Christi

Nueces

$10,000.00

Dalhart ISD

Dalhart

Dallam

$2,000.00

Dallas Afterschool

Dallas

Dallas

$2,000.00

Diboll Independent School District

Diboll

Angelina

$8,000.00

Dumas Education and Social Ministries

Dumas

Moore

$3,000.00

Each One Teach One, Inc.

San Antonio

Bexar

$10,000.00

East Texas Literacy Council

Longview

Gregg

$10,000.00

El Campo Branch Library

El Campo

Wharton

$1,000.00

El Paso Independent School District

El Paso

El Paso

$10,000.00

Esperanza Ministries dba Casa del Lago

Dallas

Dallas

$8,000.00

Esperanza Ministries dba Casa del Lago

Dallas

Dallas

$1,000.00

Eula & David Wintermann Library

Eagle Lake

Colorado

$2,000.00

Foundation Communities

Austin

Travis

$2,000.00

Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library

Arlington

Tarrant

$8,000.00

Friends of the Sherman Public Library

Sherman

Grayson

$1,000.00

Goodwill Industries of East Texas

Tyler

Smith

$10,000.00

Healy-Murphy Center

San Antonio

Bexar

$10,000.00

J. R. Huffman Public Library

Hemphill

Sabine

$2,000.00

Kleberg County Adult Literacy Council

Kingsville

Kleberg

$5,000.00

Laredo College

Laredo

Webb

$10,000.00

Lipan Independent School District

Lipan

Hood

$2,000.00

Literacy Council of Bowie & Miller Counties Inc

Texarkana

Bowie

$10,000.00

Literacy Council of Tyler

Tyler

Smith

$8,000.00

Literacy Lubbock

Lubbock

Lubbock

$10,000.00

Literacy Texas

Austin

Travis

$10,000.00

Literacy United Inc

Fort Worth

Tarrant

$2,000.00

Literacy Volunteers of Fort Bend County, Inc.

Sugar Land

Fort Bend

$5,000.00

Live Oak County Library

George West

Live Oak

$1,000.00

Llano County Library

Llano

Llano

$2,000.00

MasterKey Ministries of Grayson County

Sherman

Grayson

$7,000.00

Maverick Boys & Girls Club of Amarillo

Amarillo

Randall

$2,000.00

Memorial Assistance Ministries

Houston

Harris

$10,000.00

Perfected Praise Youth Ministries

Wichita Falls

Wichita

$1,000.00

Restore Education

San Antonio

Bexar

$10,000.00

SA Youth, Inc.

San Antonio

Bexar

$2,000.00

Shadow Oaks Elem

Houston

Harris

$1,000.00

Temple Literacy Council

Temple

Bell

$1,600.00

The Women's Home

Houston

Harris

$2,000.00

Vickery Meadow Learning Center

Dallas

Dallas

$10,000.00

Victoria Adult Literacy Council

Victoria

Victoria

$8,000.00

West Side Helping Hand

Corpus Christi

Nueces

$2,000.00

Wilkinson Center

Dallas

Dallas

$10,000.00

WINONA Independent School District

Winona

Smith

$1,000.00

Winters Public Library

Winters

Runnels

$1,250.00

Woodview Elementary

Houston

Harris

$1,000.00

World Mission Society

El Paso

El Paso

$10,000.00

World Relief Fort Worth

Fort Worth

Tarrant

$5,000.00

YMCA of Austin

Austin

 

$2,000.00

YMCA of Central TX

Waco

Mclennan

$2,000.00

YMCA of Greater San Antonio

San Antonio

Bexar

$2,000.00

Yoakum County Family Literacy Center

Denver City

Yoakum

$5,000.00

Youth and Family Alliance, dba LifeWorks

Austin

Travis

$10,000.00

Ysleta Independent school District/Ysleta Community Learning Center

El Paso

El Paso

$10,000.00

YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region

El Paso

El Paso

$10,000.00

YWCA San Antonio

San Antonio

Bexar

$2,000.00

 

In addition to the grants awarded today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is also currently accepting applications for youth literacy grants through Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10 p.m. CT. Youth literacy grants support schools, public libraries and nonprofit organizations in implementing new or expanding existing literacy efforts. Funding can be used to purchase new technology, equipment, books, materials or software to enhance literacy programs. Applications are available online at www.dgliteracy.org.


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