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THE UPSTATE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER RECEIVES $7,500 GRANT FROM THE DOLLAR GENERAL LITERACY FOUNDATION TO EXPAND PARTERNSHIP WITH SPARTANBURG COUNTY ADULT EDUCATION
Boiling Springs, SC – May 2012– The Upstate Family Resource Center received a $7,500 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to expand evening adult education services provided via collaboration with Spartanburg County Adult Education. Kelley Ezell, Executive Director of the Center said “The need for these evening classes has been on our radar for a while. We are thrilled to collaborate with Dollar General to finally provide these much needed classes in our community.” With assistance from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Upstate Family Resource Center (UFRC) will expand its GED program to provide access during evening hours.
Barriers to adult education during daytime hours prevent many adults in Spartanburg County from improving literacy rates, education, and family incomes. These barriers include lack of childcare, the need to work when employment is available, and the need to seek employment during daytime hours. The goal of this project is to expand access to GED instruction for persons experiencing barriers to attendance during daytime operating hours.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to organizations in communities served by Dollar General. The literacy grants support nonprofit organizations that provide literacy services such as adult basic education, GED preparation, English language acquisition or programs for youth who struggle with reading. For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and a complete list of grant recipients, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
About the Upstate Family Resource Center: The Upstate Family Resource Center’s mission is to help families thrive by providing educational opportunities, engaging activities and support services. The Center is located at 1850 Old Furnace Road in Boiling Springs, South Carolina. For more information please check out our website at www.upstatefrc.org
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. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $71.2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.1 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org.