The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded The Process of Collaboration-A Circle of Ten, Inc. in Jacksonville with a $8,500 Waiting List Reduction Grant.  The Process of Collaboration-A Circle of Ten, Inc. will use the grant to reduce their waiting list for adult literacy services.

“We commend the work being done by The Process of Collaboration-A Circle of Ten, Inc. to help people better their lives through literacy and education,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO.  “We are proud to help The Process of Collaboration-A Circle of Ten, Inc. take steps to provide literacy services to students more quickly in an effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate waiting lists.”

Adult literacy organizations across the country are facing increased demands for service, while struggling with decreases in available resources.  The Dollar General Literacy Foundation Waiting List Reduction Grant helps literacy programs find ways to immediately engage potential students in learning activities.

Since its founding, Dollar General has been committed to supporting literacy and education. The company founded the Dollar General Literacy Foundation in 1993 to improve the functional literacy of adults, families and youth by providing grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy.  The Foundation’s 2011 grant programs will be available at www.dgliteracy.org in January.

About Dollar General

Dollar General is a leading discount retailer with more than 9,200 neighborhood stores in 35 states. Dollar General stores provide convenience and value to customers by offering consumable basic items such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as well as basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at everyday low prices. The company has a longstanding tradition of supporting literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $50 million in grants to nonprofit organizations. To learn more about Dollar General, visit www.dollargeneral.com.

 

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