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Tri-State Literacy Council awarded $15K grant

June 4, 2018 GMT

HUNTINGTON — The Tri-State Literacy Council has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support adult literacy.

The Tri-State Literacy Council provides free tutoring services to adults who are learning to read or learning to read better, according to a news release. According to the last national literacy study, conducted in 2003, 8,000 adults in Cabell County read below the fourth-grade level.

“We are honored to fund literacy and education initiatives, which support our mission of serving others,” Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO said in the release. ”... We believe these programs can have a positive impact on the communities we serve and we look forward to continuing to partner with organizations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans.”

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With support from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the council aims to increase its capacity to provide more adults with the foundational literacy skills necessary to succeed. To learn more contact Tri-State Literacy Council at the Cabell County Public Library at 304-528-5700. Ask for Samantha or Carrie.

Founded locally in 1981, the Tri-State Literacy Council was classified as a 501(c)3 in 1993 and has maintained nonprofit status since that time. Its service area includes Cabell, Wayne, and Mason Counties in West Virginia; Lawrence County, Ohio; and Boyd County, Kentucky.

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