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Lehigh Carbon Community College

Schnecksville, Pa., June 8, 2023 – The Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation recently received a $9,700 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF) to support LCCC’s Adult Literacy Program. The funds will be used to purchase a comprehensive curriculum for noncredit English as a Second Language students that focuses on academic preparation, civics knowledge, career readiness and technology integration.

The project, “Career Pathways ESL: Instruction to Support Adult Students as Workers, Family Members and Community Participants,” will help to strengthen literacy initiatives, benefitting students in face-to-face and remote ESL courses. The program will impact approximately 125 students and help them to increase the language skills they need every day. The internet-based curriculum will integrate with the existing career pathways program for maximum impact. The targeted lessons include career exploration, soft skill instruction and content applicable to more than 180 career options, making the program exceptional for improving workplace communication.

This grant comes during their 30th anniversary year and is a part of the Dollar General Foundation’s largest, one-day literacy donation of more than $13 million throughout the 47 states in which Dollar General operates.  DGLF supports organizations that increase access to educational programming, stimulate and enable innovation in the delivery of educational instruction and inspire a love of reading. Each year, DGLF awards funds to nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries within a 15-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy programs.

For more information on LCCC’s literacy programs, contact Allison Ludlow, assistant director of literacy,