2012-06-07 / Local & State

CCA Receives Grant From Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Center for Community Action (CCA) serving Bedford, Fulton and Huntingdon counties received a grant for $9,050 from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to provide adult education services for low-income and unemployed individuals in the three counties.

CCA is providing services through the EDGE Program, Education Developing Greater Employability. Individuals who need a GED, or need to increase their scores on training placement tests such as the TABE can receive pretesting and individualized tutoring. CCA has seen significant increase in needed services in the past year at the same time government funding is being cut. CCA works with many local agencies for referrals, but anyone can receive services if they meet the income guidelines. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant has allowed CCA to increase income limits and also help the unemployed regardless of family income.

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 youths who struggle with reading. For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and a complete list of grant recipients, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

Center for Community Action provides a wide array of services with the goal of helping individuals and families become self reliant. In Bedford and Fulton counties, CCA is best known for Weatherization and HOME repair programs; CCA also provides employment and training services, utility assistance, Child Care Information Services, homelessness assistance, MATP, LIHEAP Crisis, financial literacy workshops and other programs to help stabilize families. CCA is the official GED test Center for Bedford County with addendum sites in Fulton and Huntingdon counties. For more information on the programs in each county, visit our Web site at www.centerforcommunityac tion.org or call 1(800)323- 9997.

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 (GED) or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

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