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Manatee Literacy Council Receives Grant from Dollar General Foundation to Support Adult Literacy

Bradenton, FL – The Manatee Literacy Council is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a generous grant from the Dollar General Foundation. This vital funding will support the launch of a new “Fundamentals of English” class aimed at providing essential language skills to adult English language learners in our community.

The “Fundamentals of English” class is designed to equip adult learners with basic English language skills, including reading, writing, and conversational abilities. This program is a significant step toward empowering adults with the tools they need to succeed in their personal and professional lives. By enhancing their English proficiency, participants will be better prepared to contribute to and thrive within the community.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Dollar General Foundation for their support,” said Michelle Desveaux McLean, Executive Director of the Manatee Literacy Council. “This grant will enable us to create a supportive and engaging learning environment for adults who are eager to improve their English skills. Our goal is to break down barriers and open up new opportunities for everyone in our community.”

The Dollar General Foundation has a long-standing commitment to supporting literacy and education initiatives. This grant is part of their ongoing effort to enhance the lives of individuals and families by promoting literacy and learning. The Manatee Literacy Council is proud to partner with such a dedicated organization to further its mission of improving literacy rates and expanding educational opportunities for all.

Classes for the “Fundamentals of English” program are scheduled to begin this summer] and will be held at the Manatee Literacy Council’s main office in Bradenton. The curriculum will cover essential topics such as basic grammar, vocabulary, and practical communication skills, ensuring that learners gain a strong foundation in English.

To enroll in the “Fundamentals of English” class or to learn more about the Manatee Literacy Council’s programs, please visit www.manatee-literacy.org or contact the office at (941) 746-8197 or email info@manatee-literacy.org.

To learn more about Manatee Literacy’s mission to empower Manatee County residents to independence through literacy and how you can get involved in helping another adult learn to read, write, and speak English, please visit our website. 

About Manatee Literacy Council: The Manatee Literacy Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting literacy and providing educational opportunities for individuals in the Manatee County area. Through various programs and initiatives, the council works to improve literacy rates, enhance personal growth, and foster a love of learning in the community.

About Dollar General Foundation: The Dollar General Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dollar General Corporation. The foundation is committed to supporting initiatives that enhance access to education and ensure that individuals have the necessary skills to succeed in their personal, professional, and civic lives.