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Advocacy Outreach receives grant from literacy foundation

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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Advocacy Outreach a $10,000 grant to support Family Literacy. This local grant is part of more than $8.6 million in grants awarded to more than 950 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the communities Dollar General serves.

Advocacy Outreach serves parents and their children in a program that combines English as a Second Language instruction for adults with Early Childhood Instruction for their children and brings parents and children together in literacy classes where parents learn to be come effective teachers of their own children.

“During these extraordinary times, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation remains steadfast in its commitment to support communities’ literacy and educational advancements through funds that will impact thousands of students across the country,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member. “We are proud to support the meaningful and impactful work that each of today’s recipients conduct and support their ongoing efforts to help individuals improve their lives through literacy and education.” 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 $182 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 11 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

Advocacy Outreach is a nonprofit organization doing business in Elgin for more than 28 years. The organization provides a range of educational and social services to meet the many, diverse needs of the Elgin community.