Easton, PA – May 27, 2021 – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded ProJeCt of Easton, Inc a $9,000.00 grant to support family literacy. This local grant is part of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s recent award of $10.5 million donation to support summer, family, and adult literacy programs, representing the organization’s largest one-day grant donation in its 28-year history.
“ProJeCt of Easton, Inc.’s mission is to “build a better community by helping people to help themselves” and education is key. ProJeCt offer adults and families a holistic, “cradle to career” support system that enables them to meet their most basic needs, advance their education, and find a future that includes college, training, citizenship and careers. We are grateful to our partners like Dollar General that support our organization, our mission and our clients.” Janice D. Komisor, CEO
“For nearly 30 years, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has been proud to invest in literacy and education programs in our hometown communities,” said Denine Torr, executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. “The recent and significant shifts in the educational landscape have made the Foundation’s mission more critically important. As we work to create access to high-quality instruction for all individuals, we share our gratitude for the educators who are working to uplift and empower others. We hope these funds will have a meaningful impact on students and teachers across the country and look forward to seeing the positive impact they have on learners.”
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, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation 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.
About ProJeCt of Easton, Inc.
ProJeCt’s Success Academy provides a Family Literacy Program that recognizes that a parent’s literacy, attitudes, and beliefs toward education significantly impact their children. Using the nationally-recognized, research-based Kenan Model, our program breaks the inter-generational cycle of low literacy and economic disadvantage by providing four integrated program components including: adult literacy education, parenting education and support, high quality pre-school and structured parent/child literacy opportunities. This “teach the parent/reach the child” model assists parents in becoming the first and most important teacher of their children and promotes the child’s success in school, while also advancing the parent’s ability to advance educationally and economically. The goal of the Family Literacy Program is to break the intergenerational cycle of illiteracy.
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. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $197 million in grants, helping more than 14 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. Cal Turner, Jr. founded the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to honor his grandfather and Dollar General’s co-founder, J.L. Turner, who was functionally illiterate having dropped out of school in the third grade to support his family. The Foundation aims to provide support to schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations
that seek to improve adult, summer, youth and family literacy initiatives. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
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ProJeCt of Easton, Inc.
320 Ferry St., Easton, PA 18042