(MOCEDC) Receives $7,000.00 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Maggie’s Outreach Community Economic Development Center (MOCEDC) Receives $7,000.00 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy

Raeford North Carolina – May 12th, 2016 – This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Maggie’s Outreach Community Economic Development Center (MOCEDC) a $7,000.00 grant to support adult literacy.  This local grant award is part of over $7.1 million in grants awarded to more than 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves.

mocedc-from-ipad-500px“Influencing Change in Our Community”

The Road to Success 2nd Chance Workforce Center (RTS 2CWC) is designed to provide a comprehensive skills preparation program that meets the client’s needs in reaching his or her desired long-term and short-term goals, ultimately contributing to the betterment and growth of the community.

The RTS 2CWC provides training and professional development opportunities to men and women seeking to develop skills for sustainable employment.  The Center provides marginal and intensive evaluations, which includes specialized assessments, development of individualized employment and career plans.  As a member of the South East Regional Re-Entry Council (SERRC) we seek to provide “Second  Chance opportunities” for individual seeking a Win-Win Victory for a New Start, within our program design.  The Center works with local colleges and employers for job referrals and trade skills development, for  individuals program. Center offers 15 hour Professional Development course.

RTS 2CWC is able to offer minimal to free services of-of qualifying individuals which include:

  • GED Academy
  • * GED—HISET TASC
  • * ACT Workkey
  • RTS Computer Training
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • Job Assistance/Training
  • Resume Writing

dg_lit_logo-lrg“Consistent with our mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide these organizations with funding to further literacy and education across the communities we call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “It is always so exciting to see the true and meaningful impact the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has on both children and adults looking to improve their lives through literacy.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.3 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years.  Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.3 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org. 

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates 12,483 stores in 43 states as of January 29, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.