PRCC receives Dollar General grant for ABE

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    POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College has received an $8,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support adult literacy. 
  “We are grateful to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for recognizing the important work taking place each day by the staff of the Pearl River Community College Division of Adult Education and thank them for partnering with us in this endeavor,” said Steve Howard, assistant to the president for grants and special projects.  
  Adult basic education at Pearl River serves approximately 800 adults annually throughout Lamar, Forrest, Jefferson Davis, Hancock, Marion, and Pearl River counties through free classes preparing them for the GED exam.
  Supporting literacy within basic education is a foundational goal of the program.
  “This grant will allow our staff to integrate much needed literacy curriculum in the ABE classrooms district wide,” said Terri Clark, director of adult education.
  Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $100 million to nonprofit organizations, helping nearly six million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.
  “It is exciting to see the impact grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation  make throughout the country, especially as we cross the $100 million threshold in overall donations and the difference it has made to nearly six million people,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General chairman and CEO. “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation truly embodies the company’s mission of ‘Serving Others’ throughout the communities we serve.”
  For information about PRCC’s adult basic education program, telephone 601 554-5551 or go to the PRCC website at www.prcc.edu.