Dollar General Adult Literacy Foundation Grant

Friends of Carroll County Tutorial Program Receives $2,450 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy

Tamworth, NH – May 26, 2017 – This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Carroll County Adult Education a $2,450 grant to support adult literacy.  This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

“Everything is possible”

Friends of CCAE will be able to provide scholarships for Adult Learners to help them improve their quality of family life by securing a more solid academic foundation which, in turn, provides more opportunities to achieve a higher, more skilled career based income. This has a ripple effect. Children of the adult learners are more apt to have the framework in place to achieve a higher academic success rate than their parent(s). CCAE continues to reach out and partner with local colleges and businesses to establish a strong and viable network that is a “win-win” situation for the adult learner and the business/college.

“Dollar General is excited to provide these organizations with funding to support literacy and education throughout the 44 states we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “Providing these grants and supporting the communities we call home reflects our mission of Serving Others and it’s rewarding to see the impact these funds have.”

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 $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

The Program formed a high school, Carroll Academy, in February, 2003. Carroll Academy provides evening high school classes for Adult Learners who are 18-years and older. The students may enter Carroll Academy to obtain a high school diploma. In the first year of existence, Carroll Academy opened with 12 students and graduated 6 in June 2003. This past academic year (2015-16), 25 adult learners enrolled; with a graduating class of 7 Carroll

Academy Diploma students, 7 Nursing Students taking pre-requisite courses to advance in their nursing program, 6 are transferring credits to other programs, 5 are returning to complete their diploma next year

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 nearly 25 years.  Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 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 over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. 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, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 13,429 stores in 44 states as of March 3, 2017, Dollar General is among the largest discount retailers in the United States. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.