Jupiter, FL, May 15, 2012 – EL SOL, JUPITER’S NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE CENTER received a $10,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to strengthen our Adult Literacy Programs including Basic English classes, Basic Education classes in Spanish, and Introductory Computer classes.
“The benefit of raising the bar in education to the population we serve is the enhancement of the skills of the labor workforce available in our community. “ Dora Valdivia, Associate Director, El Sol
The program goal is to provide high-quality English instruction to non-native English speakers. English proficiency is a critical component for an individual to increase their employability and integration into the community. During the day, over 100 workers come to El Sol to wait for work and most do not speak English. We make their wait time productive by offering daytime Basic English classes. For those who find work and cannot make the daytime classes, we offer nighttime instruction. These classes include Adult English Literacy classes, Adult Education classes in Spanish, and Adult Basic Computer classes.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to organizations in communities served by Dollar General. The literacy grants support nonprofit organizations that provide literacy services such as adult basic education, GED preparation
About El Sol, Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center
The mission of El Sol is to connect workers with employers and homeowners needing day labor, and to provide strong diverse communities by providing:
- language and literacy classes
- job training and life skills education
- meals, legal aid, health services and social service referrals
- community service opportunities
El Sol’s vision is for a premier day-labor center providing skilled, dependable workers to employers. We are also committed to promoting strong economically and ethnically diverse communities in which all people can achieve their highest potential
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 $71.2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.1 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.