The Buffalo City Mission has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support the literacy programs in its Adult Education Program.
The Buffalo City Mission offers courses in literacy, Microsoft Office programs, pre-college English and math, English as a second language, financial literacy and job preparedness in four semesters. Clients enroll in at least four educational classes, receiving six hours of instruction per week.
“This generous grant ... (will) provide adult literacy instruction to homeless individuals participating in the Buffalo City Mission’s long-term recovery program,” says Stuart Harper, Buffalo City Mission chief executive officer and executive director. “Illiteracy keeps people in poverty due to a lack of marketability for higher paying jobs. Becoming a literate adult is crucial to escaping a life of poverty and homelessness.”