Barre, Vermont May 31, 2020 – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Inc. (CVABE) a $6,000 grant to support adult literacy.  This local grant is part of more than $8.6 million in grants awarded to more than 950 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the communities Dollar General serves.

“Dollar General Literacy Foundation has supported our mission and students for almost a decade,” says Carol Shults-Perkins, CVABE’s Executive Director. “Their commitment to adult literacy has enabled thousands of adults in Central Vermont to reach their education and career goals, and we are honored to have the Foundation as a partner in learning.”

CVABE's Functional Literacy Program is focused on career and college readiness, and teaches adults vital academic literacy skills at the K-8th grade level. Instruction is personalized, goal-driven, and utilizes academic best practices.  As adult learners gain literacy, they are able to secure jobs, read to their children, manage personal finances, enroll in job training programs, and other goals that were never before possible.

“During these extraordinary times, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation remains steadfast in its commitment to support communities’ literacy and educational advancements through funds that will impact thousands of students across the country,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member.  “We are proud to support the meaningful and impactful work that each of today’s recipients conduct and support their ongoing efforts to help individuals improve their lives through literacy and education.”

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 $182 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 11 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

About Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Inc.
Central Vermont Adult Basic Education (CVABE) is a community-based, private non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.  CVABE has provided adult education and literacy services in Washington, Orange, and Lamoille Counties for over 50 years.  We partner with our students to help them to Dream big, Believe in themselves, Learn what it takes and Achieve their career and education goals. Our goal is to open every possible opportunity, for eligible adults in Washington, Lamoille and Orange Counties, through an education in 21st century skills. To learn more visit www.cvabe.org

 

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 $182 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 11 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

 

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 80 years. 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 everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 16,368 stores in 45 states as of February 28, 2020. In addition to high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.