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Seeds of Literacy Receives $12,000 Grant From The Dollar General Literacy Foundation

June 5, 2014

This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Seeds of Literacy (Seeds) a $12,000 grant to support adult literacy.

“Funds from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation will help us serve over 1,000 students this year,” states Bonnie Entler, Executive Director of Seeds of Literacy. “We are larger than the average high school, and most of our students are working toward their GED to go on to higher education, technical training, or a better job.“

“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.”

Seeds of Literacy offers free, one-to-one tutoring in basic education and GED preparation to adults. Classes are year-round, and students may register every week. Over 200 volunteer tutors help students with math, social studies, science, and language arts; Seeds also offers a digital literacy certificate for computer skills requested by employers. Seeds is the only nationally accredited literacy agency in the region, and won the 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Award for Outstanding Nonprofit Service. It is featured on Governor Kasich’s Bright Ideas Ohio website.

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 $92 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than five million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

About Seeds of Literacy
Seeds of Literacy is a nonprofit, 501(C)3 organization providing personalized education that empowers adults to succeed in their communities.  It is the only adult literacy organization in Cuyahoga County to be nationally accredited by ProLiteracy, and was the 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Award Winner for Outstanding Nonprofit Service.  For more information, visit seedsofliteracy.org or www.facebook.com/seedsofliteracy

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years.  Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy 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. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 11,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Seeds Students Pass New GED

May 9, 2014

A round of applause to William Gayton and Crystal Smith, the first Seeds of Literacy graduates to pass the new, more challenging 2014 GED.  William and Crystal passed all four sections of the test.


Shout-outs of encouragement to the following Seeds students who passed sections of the 2014 GED:
Damonte Grays – Social Studies
Sean Harvey – Social Studies, Science, Reading and Language Arts
Tierra McCain – Social Studies
Derek Mills – Social Studies, Reading and Language Arts
Ashley Weslowski - Science

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