literacy foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the Literacy Coalition a grant last week.

The donation came as a portion of the more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to approximately 1,000 nonprofits, libraries, and schools across the nation.

"this is the third year in a row that the foundation has chosen to support our programs with a grant. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is a major promoter of adult literacy programs," said Literacy Coalition Executive Director Bob Stephenson. "They place a high value on improving the literacy skills of adults and families so our missions match very well. It is an honor to have their support again this year. Know we have their confidence motivates us to work harder to help individuals in the Kokomo area achieve their goals.”

This grant will offset the costs of giving some of the Literacy Coalition's student’s access to a new smartphone app that allows them to study more than 900 English and math lessons on their phone. This provides opportunities for students who work and cannot come in form weekly tutoring sessions or allows student and tutors to add lessons to their normal lessons, said Stephenson.

The Literacy Coalition provides adults free help with increasing their skills so they can be more successful. That can be improving reading comprehension or basic math skills, learning to speak English, or studying to pass an exam such as the written driver’s test, citizenship test, or TASC/GED test.

For more information on Literacy Coalition, call 765-450-8532.