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Dollar General awards YCLC with $25,000 to support literacy

Cindy Sizemore receiving check from Dollar General

 

The Ysleta Community Learning Center (YCLC) received a $25,000 donation from Dollar General on Feb. 20, to support literacy initiatives at the school. Cindy Sizemore, YCLC Director, received the news and commemorative check at the Dollar General in Sunland Park, NM.

In the past, Dollar General has provided GED vouchers to YCLC for 16- to 18-year-old students to support adult education. The funds will help adult students get their high school equivalency, enhance their academics, and provide job training so students are empowered to make advancements in their educational and career goals. 

According to the Dollar General website, “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s investments are focused on increasing access to quality educational instruction, strengthening programs and instilling a love of learning and reading. Committed to helping increase the literacy skills of individuals of all ages, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $238 million to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 19.6 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education since its inception in 1993.”

The YCLC is located at 121 Padres in El Paso’s lower valley and serves about 1,200 students.