RVALA Receives Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant










Contact:Meredith Martin-Moats 

rivervalleyliteracycouncil@gmail.com

479-957-0551

River Valley Adult Learning Alliance Receives $6,870.00 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy!


Dardanelle, Arkansas 5-20-2020 – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded The River Valley Adult Learning Alliance a $6,8700.00 grant to support adult literacy.  This local grant is part of more than $8.6 million in grants awarded to more than 950 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the communities Dollar General serves. 

“This generous award makes our work possible,” says director Meredith Martin-Moats. “In this moment when our communities are struggling more than ever, this funding will allow us to fund Americorps tutors for adults in Franklin, Pope, and Yell Counties, which, in turn, will help more adults pass their GEDS and find employment. This will also allow us to purchase much needed English as a Second Language curriculum material. We’ll also be able to expand our work into more rural communities at a time when a lack of broadband access is exasperating divides.”

The River Valley Adult Learning Alliance provides free, quality, instruction and support to adults and families in Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Pope and Yell Counties. Formerly known as the RIver Valley Literacy Council, the Alliance believes in building strong partnerships within our communities to help adults and families meet their self appointed learning goals. These goals can include literacy, learning English, finding employment, gaining technology skills, or passing tests such the GED.  The Alliance partners closely with other organizations in the area to help fill gaps and provide individualized, free tutoring  to help adults and families succeed. Community members interested in becoming a student or tutor should contact the director, Meredith Martin-Moats at 479-957-0551. 

“During these extraordinary times, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation remains steadfast in its commitment to support communities’ literacy and educational advancements through funds that will impact thousands of students across the country,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member.  “We are proud to support the meaningful and impactful work that each of today’s recipients conduct and support their ongoing efforts to help individuals improve their lives through literacy and education.”


The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $182 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 11 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. 

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. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $182 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 11 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 80 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 16,368 stores in 45 states as of February 28, 2020. In addition to high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at http://www.dollargeneral.com.

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