Silver City, New Mexico – 05/22/2023 – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Literacy Link Leamos a $7,500.00 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant is a part of the Foundation’s largest, one-day literacy donation of more than $13 million throughout the 47 states in which Dollar General operates to support adult, family and summer literacy programs.
Our mission is to raise literacy levels in Grant County, New Mexico through free tutoring and outreach.
Located inside of the Silver City Public Library, our program offers free one-to-one and small group tutoring services for individuals to help improve their skills and knowledge in areas such as digital literacy, basic literacy, High School Equivalency exam prep, Citizenship exam prep, English as a second language, writing, reading, and basic math. Our volunteer tutors give their time and talents in this noble venture, meeting students where they are and helping learners to set and reach their educational goals. This builds confident learners and helps people to overcome barriers to better lives.
“It is a joy to celebrate this historic grant announcement during our 30th anniversary year,” shared Denine Torr, executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. “For three decades, DGLF’s investment in community programs has created meaningful access to literacy skills for adults, children and families alike and exemplified Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity and access to a quality education, and we look forward to seeing these literacy grants inspire reading and build brighter futures.”
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports organizations that increase access to educational programming, stimulate and enable innovation in the delivery of educational instruction and inspire a love of reading. Each year, DGLF awards funds to nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries within a 15-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy programs. The Foundation also offers a student referral program for individuals interested in learning how to read, speak English, or prepare for the high school equivalency exam. Referrals to a local organization that provides free literacy services are available online here or through referral cards found in the Learn to Read brochures that are available at the cash register of every Dollar General store.
Literacy Link Leamos has been serving Grant County, NM for over 20 years. Visit us at The Silver City Public Library and sign up for services or volunteer work. 515 W. College Ave, Silver City, NM, 88061 or call 575-388-0892.
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