SVHEC Receives $12,000 Dollar General Literacy Grant
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) with a $12,000 grant to support the Volunteer Literacy Program. 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.
“The incredible generosity of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is making it possible for the Volunteer Literacy Program to continue assisting adults in Halifax County with their reading, writing, and mathematical skills. The grant also allows the English as a Second Language program to help adults born in other countries improve their English fluency and prepare for the citizenship examination,” said Judy Ward, Volunteer Literacy Program Coordinator.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant award will be used by the SVHEC Volunteer Literacy Program to provide on-going support for the agency’s adult literacy efforts. The Volunteer Literacy Program provides free, confidential tutoring in basic literacy, English as a Second Language, and Citizenship. In 2016, the program served 78 students.