SYRACUSE The Dollar General Literacy Foundation, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., has awarded a $14,980 grant to Literacy Volunteers Greater Syracuse. The organization will use the money to fund literacy and basic education programs for adults.
Literacy Volunteers Greater Syracuse is located at 2111 South Salina St. The organization aims to help adults who read at or below a 6th grade reading level. It offers a range of instructional and volunteer opportunities to advance the basic literacy skills of Central New York adults.
“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation proudly supports Literacy Volunteers Greater Syracuse's efforts to improve education for adults,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO, in a press release. “Their focus on helping adults reach their educational goals is creating brighter futures for many families.”
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants money to organizations in communities where its customers, employees and their families live and work. The adult literacy grant supports nonprofit organizations that provide adult literacy services including basic education, GED education preparation or English as a second language.