Greenville Literacy Association’s mission is to enrich our community by increasing the literacy and employability of our citizens. The Greenville Literacy Association is a not for profit, charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
Literacy data published by UNESCO displays that since 1950, the adult literacy rate at the world level has increased by 5 percentage points every decade on average, from 55.7 per cent in 1950 to 86.2 per cent in 2015. However, for four decades, the population growth was so rapid that the number of illiterate adults kept increasing, rising from 700 million in 1950 to 878 million in 1990.
Educate & Elevate has been highlighted in “Success Files,” an award-winning program that highlights new stories and innovative concepts through groundbreaking documentary presentations.The program aired on PBS and was hosted by actor Rob Lowe. The Educate & Elevate campaign story featured a short, six-minute documentary about the power and relevancy of adult education and reached over .
Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants award funding to nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance. To qualify, organizations must provide help in one three areas: Adult Basic Education, GED or high school equivalency .