Provided by Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Literacy Volunteers of America – Prince William, Inc. (LVA-PW) a $12,000 grant to support its Workforce Development Program. This local grant award is part of over $7.1 million in grants awarded to more than 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves.
“Dollar General’s support will impact the lives of those in our community who desperately need our services. The majority of new enrollees are low income, low literacy immigrant refugees from the Middle East with families to support. The demand for our regular and professional level workforce development programs, with language learning and computer literacy, has increased exponentially over the past two years. Thanks to Dollar General, we can help meet the needs and help our adults find sustainable jobs in the local job market to support their families and achieve financial stability,” says Executive Director Deborah Abbott.
LVA-PW is an award winning adult literacy non-profit serving Prince William County for over 25 years. The mission mission of LVA-PW is to teach adults the life-changing skills of reading, writing, and speaking English that will enable them to participate and prosper in our society. LVA-PW offers classes to low income adults in basic reading and writing, English as a Second Language (ESOL), GED preparation, civics and citizenship, computer training, workforce development and an all new Confidence Course. LVA-PW offers classroom and one-on-one instruction and serves nearly 700 adults each year with the help of over 200 trained volunteer tutors.
“Consistent with our mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide these organizations with funding to further literacy and education across the communities we call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “It is always so exciting to see the true and meaningful impact the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has on both children and adults looking to improve their lives through literacy.”
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 $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.3 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.