Indianapolis, IN — (May 31st, 2019) Indy Reads is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. This is the 10th overall grant the foundation has provided to Indy Reads, and the third consecutive year of financial support for Indy Reads’ innovative Community Classrooms program.
For more than 25 years, The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has provided grants to nonprofit literacy organizations in states where Dollar General stores are located. Programs for children, adults, and families that focus on teaching literacy, English language acquisition, and preparation for a High School Diploma can apply.
“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s investment in Indy Reads has allowed us to improve our programming in innovative ways that better support adult learners in reaching their full potential,” said Ryan King, CEO of Indy Reads. “This funding gives us the opportunity to provide life-changing services to our students.”
In the Community Classrooms program, students can participate in free literacy, ELL, or certifications classes. This instruction can be a bridge to gaining a better job, joining an HSE program, or applying for college or trade school—accomplishments that positively improve the futures of individuals and families.
Individuals and organizations interested in learning more about how to help improve access to education, and to make 100% literacy for all a reality, can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317) 275-4040.
This grant to Indy Reads is one of 1,000 awarded to organizations across the United States by the Dollar General Foundation in 2019. Since the foundation was started in 1993, more than $168 million dollars has been awarded to literacy organizations across the nation that assist an estimated 10 million people.
About Indy Reads
Indy Reads builds literacy, English language, and job readiness skills to empower adults and families to reach their full potential. For over 30 years, we’ve worked toward a vision of 100% literacy for all. High literacy levels give access to greater developmental, educational, and career opportunities, but current statistics show that 1 in 6 adults in Indiana read at or below a fifth-grade level. Through the Community Classrooms literacy program Indy Reads helps adult learners increase their literacy and English language proficiency, and workforce development programs help improve employment opportunities for adults of all literacy skill levels.
To learn more about Indy Reads visit indyreads.org.