The Diboll Family Education Center recently received a $10,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Organization to support its literacy programs. Specifically, the grant will provide adult education classes for the community. English As a Second Language Classes are provided Monday – Thursday mornings with childcare assistance provided. Evening classes have recently been added on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00PM. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant also enabled the center to continue to provide parent and child activities which are designed to provide activities which the parent and child can do together to encourage learning.
Program director, Charlotte Morris, states that “without these funds we would barely be able to provide adult education classes. Our goal is to break the cycle of illiteracy in families so the parent and child piece is vital.”
The Diboll Family Education Center is in the 19th year of serving the community of Diboll with adult education, parenting classes, and parent and child interactive activities. The program continues dues to a patchwork of funding from primarily local foundations.
“At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “It’s exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people’s lives.”
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, 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 $81 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.7 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, a complete list of grant recipients or grant application deadline information, please visit www.dgliteracy.org.