Carl Sandburg College Awarded Grant to Support English Language Acquisition Courses

  Aaron Frey
  Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:28 PM
  Campus News

Galesburg, IL

Carl Sandburg College has been awarded an $8,120 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support English Language Acquisition classes through Sandburg’s Corporate & Leisure College.

The grant will allow Sandburg to offer the course free of charge for up to 60 adult ELA learners in 2020-21 and expand its ELA offering to the Branch Campus in Carthage. Grant funds will also be used to cover instructor salary, supplies and testing materials. ELA classes help students improve their listening, speaking, writing and reading skills

“Being able to expand and enhance our English Language Acquisition program is extremely exciting,” Corporate & Leisure College Director Stacey Rucker said. “We’re thrilled to be able to start offering these courses to citizens in and around Hancock County, and we’re very grateful to the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for helping make this possible.”

For more information or to register for Sandburg’s English Language Acquisition courses, contact the Corporate & Leisure College at 309.341.5330 or

Sandburg’s grant is part of more than $8.6 million in grants awarded to more than 950 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the communities Dollar General serves.

“During these extraordinary times, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation remains steadfast in its commitment to support communities’ literacy and educational advancement through funds that will impact thousands of students across the country,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member. “We are proud to support the meaningful and impactful work that each of today’s recipients conduct and support their ongoing efforts to help individuals improve their lives through literacy and education.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the foundation has awarded more than $182 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 11 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit

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