Victoria College Foundation receives $9,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
June 22, 2013 at 1:22 a.m.
The Victoria College Foundation recently received a $9,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Organization to support its literacy programs.
The grant will assist the Victoria College Adult Education Center in its effort to continue and expand the existing GED classes. It will also provide funding to support public awareness of the GED 2002 series closeout, free GED Official Practice Tests to any community members who would like to determine their test readiness and several GED courses throughout the summer and fall.
Due to the closeout of the GED 2002 series, anyone who has begun the testing process and does not complete it will be required to start over in January 2014. Any prior test scores will be invalid. Funds from this grant will assist partial completers in their efforts to earn their GED before the end of the year.
"The GED is an important stepping stone for so many of our community members," said Tiffany Johnson, director of Adult Education at Victoria College. "This GED certificate can open doors to college and better employment. We want to provide support for everyone who needs this GED certificate and assist them in any way to move forward in the completion of their academic goals."
Community members do not need to make an appointment to take an Official Practice Test. The tests are offered at the Adult Education Center, 802 E. Crestwood Ave., between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. If additional studies are needed in any subject, students are referred to the appropriate GED classes.
For more information regarding GED classes and/or Official Practice Tests, call 361-573-7323.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, 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 $81 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.7 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
"At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of serving others throughout the communities we serve," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "It's exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation's outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people's lives."
For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, a complete list of grant recipients or grant application deadline information, please visit dgliteracy.org.