Two Milwaukee-area schools awarded grants from Dollar General foundation

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MILWAUKEE — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded on Thursday, September 10th $8,000 to Milwaukee-area schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to enhance and support youth literacy and education programs.

These grant awards are part of more than $4 million in grants awarded today to approximately 870 schools, nonprofits and organizations throughout the 43 states Dollar General serves.

The Milwaukee award recipients include:

  • Capitol West Academy, Milwaukee — $4,000
  • Marquette University Hartman Literacy and Learning Center, Milwaukee — $4,000

The youth literacy grants are awarded at the beginning of the academic year in an effort to give teachers, schools and organizations a great start with the funding and resources they need for the upcoming school year.

A complete list of grant recipients can be found online at dgliteracy.org. Grant applications for adult, family, summer and youth literacy grants will be available in January 2016.