The Fort Smith Adult Education Center received a $12,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to fund additional English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education evening classes.
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.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports 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