posted on May 29, 2012 09:55
CACS HEAD START RECEIVES
$10,000 GRANT FROM THE DOLLAR GENERAL LITERACY FOUNDATION
Lansing, MI(5/18/12) CACS Head Start received a $10,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to provide books to 1651 Head Start children in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee counties, as well as pay for GED and
Adult Basic Education exams for parents.
“Many of our families do not have any books in their homes. This grant will ensure that we are putting
books in the hands of our families”, stated Lucy McClintic, Head Start Director.
Early literacy skills have been determined to be one
of the most critical predictors of school readiness. Head Start’s Literacy LINKS program is designed to address the disparity in literacy skills between children and
parents in low-income homes and their more affluent peers. The grant will help families increase the number of age appropriate children's books in their homes, equip parents with strategies so they can interact with their children on a daily basis to reinforce literacy skills, and provide activities for thehome that parents and children can do together related to the book the family
receives each month.
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 youth who struggle with reading. For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and a complete list of grant recipients, visit www.dgliteracy.org.
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 $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 or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www.dgliteracy.org.