Erie House Receives $10,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy
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June 17, 2019 | Chicago, IL
This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Erie Neighborhood House a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to approximately 1,000 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation provided a grant to support literacy programs at Erie House, including Adult Basic Education (pictured above), that are strengthening adult learners. PHOTO BY BRIAN PAFF
“The grant we received from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation will help us increase the capacity and potential impact of our adult literacy programs,” said Erie House executive director Kirstin Chernawsky. “We’re grateful for this support, because we know that by investing in the well-being of individuals through educational programs like these, we are able to strengthen entire communities.”
The grant will support 3 related programs at Erie House: English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Community Literacy, all of which focus on building language and literacy skills in order to help adult learners achieve their goals in the classroom and in the workplace. Erie House aims to enroll 300 adults across the 3 programs in the coming year.
“We know that by investing in the well-being of individuals through educational programs like these, we are able to strengthen entire communities.”
– Kirstin Chernawsky, Erie House Executive Director
“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.”
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 $168 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $168 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for nearly 80 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 15,472 stores in 44 states as of March 1, 2019. In addition to high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.