Friends of the Dallas Public Library receives $10,000 grant to support adult literacy
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded the Friends of the Dallas Public Library (FoDPL) a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy. The award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to more than 1,000 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.
“This generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation will enrich our High School Equivalency (HSE) and English language classes and bolster learning outcomes,” said Director of Libraries Jo Giudice. Incorporating digital literacy into Adult Education Literacy classes is key to giving students confidence and proficiency, while they also learn technology skills that can expand their work opportunities.
In Fiscal Year 2017, nearly 2,000 students were served through Adult Education and Literacy classes at the Dallas Public Library with funding assistance from FoDPL. The library offers HSE instruction at eight locations and also operates an official GED Testing Center at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.
“We are honored to fund literacy and education initiatives, which support our mission of serving others,” said Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos. “We look forward to continuing to partner with organizations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans.”
Since 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $154 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
Friends of the Dallas Public Library (FoDPL) was established in 1950 to provide philanthropic support for Dallas Public Library facilities and resources. The Friends’ efforts help millions meet their lifelong learning needs by funding the library’s free education and literacy resources.