The Dollar General Literacy Foundation believes learning to read and receiving your high school diploma or equivalent is an investment that opens doorways for personal, professional and economic growth. That is why our commitment to literacy remains strong. It is the one gift that no one can take away – the one gift that lasts a lifetime.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is celebrating over 20 years of helping individuals learn to read, prepare for the GED, or learn English. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $120 million to nonprofit organizations and schools that have helped more than 7.3 million individuals advance their literacy and basic education skills.
Our success: Since 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and schools that have helped more than 7.3 million individuals learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency test, or learn the English language.
The Nashville Adult Literacy Council (NALC) has been serving the Nashville community for over 30 years by helping students with basic reading and language skills, as well as preparing those studying for GED or citizenship tests. Since its inception, thousands of students have been helped by the dedicated volunteers at the NALC.
The One-on-One program instruction is one of the many benefits offered to adult learners by the NALC. Students are placed with one volunteer for at least six months to provide consistent and optimal instruction. The volunteers’ dedication and commitment to helping its students become more confident and self-sufficient learners is one of the reasons the NALC has been so successful for so many years.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has been a proud partner of the NALC for over a decade. By providing monetary and community support to the NALC, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has met and been inspired by dozens of adult learners.
Recently, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF) and Kleenex partnered to share an inspirational story of a student who benefited from DGLF funding at the Nashville Adult Literacy Council. Please click here to watch Joe’s incredible journey to reading and literacy.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation understands that, sometimes, life happens. A variety of things could prevent an individual from completing high school.
However, we also believe that it's never too late to get your GED high school equivalency. See how the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is committed to helping individuals earn their degree.