MCC’s Adult Education & Literacy program receives grant funding

July 2, 2024

McLennan Community College’s Adult Education & Literacy (AEL) program was recently awarded an $8,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF). This local grant is a part of the Foundation’s more than $10.6 million donated to support adult, family, and summer literacy programs in the 48 states in which Dollar General operates.

“We believe individuals of all ages deserve access to a quality education, and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is thrilled to support thousands of learners across the country as they enrich their lives with literacy and education,” shared Denine Torr, executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. “This year’s spring grant cycle is equally exciting as we surpass impacting more than 20 million individuals. We hope these funds provide resources needed to positively change students’ lives, helping them to build a brighter future for themselves and generations to come.”

Each year, DGLF awards funds to nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries within a 15-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer, and youth literacy programs. The Foundation also offers a student referral program for individuals interested in learning how to read, speak English, or prepare for the high school equivalency exam.

MCC’s Adult Education & Literacy program provides opportunities for students to acquire the skills needed to enter the workforce, earn a high school equivalency, enter college, and begin training for a career. Courses are available online and in-person, and are fee for students that meet program requirements. Current offerings include General Education Development (GED), English as a Second Language (ESL), Healthcare Certifications, Business Certification, Basic Computer Skills, Paraprofessional Certification, Manufacturing Technician Certifications, and College and Career Readiness.

For more information, contact MCC Adult Education & Literacy at 254-299-8777 or