WALLACE COMMUNITY COLLEGE RECEIVES $10K GRANT FROM THE DOLLAR GENERAL LITERACY FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT ADULT LITERACYMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jul 15 2014 6:45 AM
Dothan, Ala. –The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Wallace Community College a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy.
“The Wallace Community College Adult Education Department is dedicated to assisting adults who are interested in GED preparation and testing. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant will allow us to offset $100 toward the cost of the GED test to 66 eligible students,” said Linda Watson, Director of Adult Education at WCC. The remaining funds will be used to purchase additional GED preparation materials.
The new four-section 2014 GED test is $30 per section, for a total of $120. With the grant applied to the cost, students will only be responsible for $20. The new computer-based GED test measures critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that colleges and employers are looking for.
“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.”
GED classes and materials are provided FREE of charge and are available to adults who are no longer enrolled in school. Classes are currently offered in Dothan, Eufaula, Abbeville, Ashford, Clayton, Headland, and Louisville. GED graduates qualify for one free course at Wallace Community College.
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 $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
For more information about the GED test and classes, call (334) 556-2373.
About Wallace Community College
George C. Wallace Community College, a comprehensive community college, seeks to provide accessible quality educational opportunities, promote economic growth, and enhance the quality of life of its constituents. The College is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and the Associate in Applied Science degrees.
About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 11,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.