Augusta Tech gets grant

Thursday, May 14, 2009 4:19 PM
Last updated Monday, Aug 29, 2011 9:23 PM
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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Augusta Technical College a $10,070 grant.

Augusta Technical College will use the funds to further its literacy and basic education outreach efforts.

“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is excited by the work Augusta Technical College is doing and their positive impact on the community,” Dollar General chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling said in a news release. “We are proud to help our neighbors take a step toward improving their quality of life by supporting Augusta Technical College’s literacy initiatives.”

Since the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s inception in 1993, it has improved the functional literacy of adults by providing grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy. The Foundation has awarded more than $33.4 million in grants across Dollar General’s 35-state market area. These grants provide program support to nonprofit efforts to reach low-level literacy adults and their families. Adult basic education, GED preparation, English as a Second Language, family literacy and workforce literacy are among the initiatives that will benefit from these grants. In addition to cash grants, Dollar General’s in-store Learn to Read brochures have offered free literacy referrals to more than 53,000 people.

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