BHC receives $12,000 adult literacy grant from Dollar General

Black Hawk College’s Adult Education & Literacy Department recently received a $12,000 adult literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The grant is part of more than $7.1 million awarded to 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations in the 43 states that Dollar General serves.

Black Hawk College Adult Education & Literacy classes provide students with basic academic skills that assist them in transitioning to employment, training and postsecondary education.

“The grant will greatly enhance the opportunity for adult education and literacy students to advance both professionally and academically,” said Bianca Perkins, director of adult education at Black Hawk College.

“We are honored to have been chosen as one of this year’s grant recipients,” Perkins said.

Black Hawk College Adult Education & Literacy classes are offered at no cost to students and are conducted in a variety of locations in the Quad Cities, Kewanee and Aledo. A new session will begin Tuesday, Aug. 9.

For more information, call 309-796-8216 or visit Black Hawk College’s Adult Education webpage.

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