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Christian Women’s Job Corps of Rusk County: Dollar General Literacy Foundation Recipient

For a second year, CWJC of Rusk County has received a grant for adult literacy from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. This year is our third year of receiving this grant. This year’s amount is $10,000.

We are living proof that for some foundations, even the needs of small rural communities are important. It is such an honor to have Dollar General choose to invest in the lives of the women of Rusk County through the literacy programs of Christian Women’s Job Corps. We are excited about the opportunities this grant money gives us to expand and sustain our literacy work. Dollar General literacy funds will be used to provide students with on-line high school equivalency work, instructional help for high school equivalency and computer basics, and supplemental help with ESL classes on campus and on-line, citizenship classes, and professional development for volunteers.

Consistent with our mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide these organizations with funding to further literacy and education across the communities we call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “It is always so exciting to see the true and meaningful impact the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has on both children and adults looking to improve their lives through literacy.” Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.3 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

Christian Women’s Job Corps of Rusk County (CWJC) is a ministry of women helping women. Utilizing women from the Christian community, CWJC has been providing free services for women in Rusk County since January of 2002. CWJC of Rusk County helps equip women for life and employment, which includes a variety of women’s literacy needs: classes in English as a Second Language, Citizenship, classes in Basic Life & Job Skills, tutoring in literacy & high school equivalency, mentoring, & networking. Basic computer skills and money management are among the classes offered through Basic Life & Job Skill classes

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 as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.3 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

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