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The Dallas Examiner | 5/26/2014, 5:53 p.m. | Updated on 5/23/2014, 1:20 p.m.
This is the second grant that the district has received within the last three weeks. The other grant totals $791,000 and was awarded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support an effort to develop as many as eight personalized learning schools in the district.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded $91,500 to Dallas-area schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support adult, family and summer literacy programs. Award recipients include:
- AVANCE-Dallas Inc. - $5,000
- Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region Inc. - $3,000
- Literacy Instruction for Texas - $10,000
- Vickery Meadow Learning Center - $10,000
- Wilkinson Center - $7,500
- Arlington Public Library Foundation - $12,000
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Arlington - $1,500
- University of North Texas Foundation - $8,000
- Fort Worth
- Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth Inc. - $10,000
- United Community Centers Inc. - $3,000
Organizations in Lake Dallas, Murphy, Plano, Rowlett and Weatherford also received funds.
“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,” said Rick Dreiling, chairman and CEO of Dollar General.
Since its inception in 1993, the foundation has awarded more than $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations; helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is also currently accepting applications for youth literacy grants through Thursday. Applications may be completed online at http://www.dgliteracy.org.