YWCA Receives $10,000 Grant From the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded YWCA New Britain a $10,000 grant to support family literacy.  This local grant award is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

“We really appreciate the support of Dollar General.  The Central Connecticut Family Literacy Center is a wonderful example of agency collaboration.  The YWCA and its partners, Adult Education and Literacy Volunteers, are able provide strong programming that allows women to continue their education at the same time their children participate in early learning programming.  Without the assistance of Dollar General, women would not be able to take classes that help them move towards self-sufficiency for their families,” said Tracey Madden-Hennessey, Associate Director of YWCA New Britain.

YWCA New Britain’s Family Literacy program provides free GED and ESL classes for women. Going beyond basic classroom education, the program also offers childcare, parent education, and play and learn activities for women and children. These funds will greatly enhance student’s learning opportunities, thus setting them up for a brighter future.

“Dollar General is excited to provide these organizations with funding to support literacy and education throughout the 44 states we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “Providing these grants and supporting the communities we call home reflects our mission of Serving Others and it’s rewarding to see the impact these funds have.”

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 $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.