(Plain Press, July 2014)In early June, Seeds of Literacy, headquartered at W. 25th and Clark Avenue, received a $12,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support its adult literacy program.
“Funds from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation will help us to serve over 1,000 students this year,“ states Bonnie Entler, Executive Director of Seeds of Literacy. “We are larger than the average high school, and most of our students are working toward their GED to go on to higher education, technical training, or a better job.”
Dollar General’s Chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling says, “It is 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.”
The Seeds of Literacy program offers free, one-to-one tutoring in basic education and GED preparation to adults. Classes are year-round and students may register every week. Over 200 tutors help students with math, social studies, science, and language arts. At the request of employers, the program also offers students a digital literacy certificate for computer skills.
Seeds of Literacy is the only nationally accredited literacy agency in the region, and won the 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Award for Outstanding Nonprofit Service.
Editor’s Note: For more information about Seeds of Literacy visit www.seedsofliteracy.org. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.