Alabama youth literary initiatives receive nearly $90k from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

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On Thursday, Sept. 5, schools and organizations across the state of Alabama received nearly $90,000 in grant money for Youth Literacy Initiatives that work to help students and educators reach their literacy goals throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $2.8 million across 44 states Thursday morning. The grants were awarded to youth literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center. According the Foundation, “the grants awarded to Alabama organizations are expected to positively impact the lives of more than 13,000 students.”

The grants may be used to help students learn to read, prepare students for the high school equivalency exam, or help students learn English. Alabama recipients are listed below, and a full list of grant recipients can be found here:

Organization
City
County
Grant Amount
Albertville High School
Albertville
Marshall
$1,000.00
Athens Elementary School
Athens
Limestone
$3,000.00
IAMBK, Inc.
Auburn
Lee
$3,000.00
Avondale Elementary School 
Birmingham
Jefferson
$2,000.00
Cornerstone Schools of Alabama
Birmingham
Jefferson
$2,000.00
Desert Island Supply Co.
Birmingham
Jefferson
$3,000.00
The Literacy Council of Central Alabama
Birmingham
Jefferson
$3,000.00
VisionOne Inc
Birmingham
Jefferson
$3,000.00
Bridgeport Elementary School
Bridgeport
Jackson
$2,000.00
Cottonwood High School
Cottonwood
Houston
$2,000.00
East Elementary School
Cullman
Cullman
$2,000.00
Speake School
Danville
Morgan
$2,000.00
Oak Park Elementary
Decatur
Morgan
$2,000.00
Hillcrest High School
Evergreen
Conecuh
$2,000.00
Lauderdale County Schools
Florence
Lauderdale
$2,000.00
Foley High School
Foley
Baldwin
$1,500.00
South Baldwin Literacy Council
Foley
Baldwin
$3,000.00
Myrtlewood Elementary School
Fosters
Tuscaloosa
$3,000.00
Madison County Elementary School
Gurley
Madison
$3,000.00
Endeavor Elementary School
Harvest
Madison
$3,000.00
Meridianville Middle School
Hazel Green
Madison
$2,000.00
Academy for Academics and Arts
Huntsville
Madison
$2,000.00
Girls Inc. of Huntsville
Huntsville
Madison
$2,000.00
Ben C. Rain High School
Mobile
Mobile
$3,000.00
W K Leinkauf Elementary School
Mobile
Mobile
$2,000.00
Blount County Education Foundation
Oneonta
Blount
$3,000.00
Piedmont City Schools
Piedmont
Calhoun
$2,000.00
Prattville Junior High School
Prattville
Autauga
$2,000.00
Russellville City Schools
Russellville
Franklin
$3,000.00
Agape Community Economic Development, Inc.
Selma
Dallas
$3,000.00
Baldwin county Education Coalition, Inc.
Summerdale
Baldwin
$3,000.00
Tanner Elementary School
Tanner
Limestone
$2,000.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of West Alabama, Inc.
Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa
$3,000.00
New Bethel Elementary
Tuscumbia
Colbert
$3,000.00
Dallas County Board of Education
Valley Grande
Dallas
$3,000.00
Vinemont Middle School
Vinemont
Cullman
$3,000.00

Source: Dollar General Literacy Foundation

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