YWCA Princeton Receives $9000 Grant for ESL Program

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ESL Class at Latinas Unidas
An ESL class in session at Latinas Unidas, YWCA Princeton

This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded YWCA Princeton a $9000 grant to support the YWCA Princeton Latina Unidas’ ESL Program. This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to more than 1,000 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

“As part of YWCA Princeton’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, the Latinas Unidas program provides crucial English as a Second Language (ESL) literacy classes, to help prepare immigrant Latina women for a new life in the United States. Through this grant, we will be able to provide literacy services to young women who often times cannot afford them. We sincerely thank the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for their support,” said Judith Hutton, YWCA Princeton’s CEO.

Earlier this year, Latinas Unidas completed 25 years of service. “Life for immigrant women in the United States can be a daunting challenge, especially so with a lack of English proficiency. At Latinas Unidas we empower women towards self-sufficiency through education, skills-training, crisis counseling and a supportive network to assist these women in their transition to America,” said Cecilia Jimenez-Weeast, Director of Latinas Unidas, who herself immigrated to the United States from El Salvador 30 years ago and has been the driving force behind Latinas Unidas for the past 17 years.

“We are honored to fund literacy and education initiatives, which support our mission of Serving Others,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018 and a legacy of helping people improve their lives through literacy and education. Including this grant, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has provided more than $154 million in funding to help more than 10 million people. 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.”

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 $154 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 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. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $154 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 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 www.dgliteracy.org.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 75 years. 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, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 14,609 stores in 44 states as of March 2, 2018. In addition to high-quality, private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo.