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Literacy Council receives grant from Dollar General foundation

July 31, 2014 at 2:31 a.m.


The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Victoria Adult Literacy Council a $10,000 grant to support its Family Literacy in Practice program.

The grant will provide educational materials for students and families participating in the program's third year, said Stacey Milberger, the council's executive director.

"We are honored to receive this significant grant," she said. "VALC supports research that shows a family's success is directly related to reading, communication and education. That is why FLIP is such an important program in Victoria."

The nonprofit provides free adult education tutoring to students from basic literacy/English as a second language through college entrance and workplace testing needs.

Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 5 million people take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

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