The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has announced an $800,000 grant to support the Blueprint for Early Childhood Success.
The announcement was made Friday by Nashville Mayor David Briley and community education leaders.
The Blueprint for Early Childhood Success is a citywide framework that seeks to double the number of Nashville third-graders reading on grade level by 2025. With Dollar General’s investment, the program is now 75 precent fully funded.
“Early literacy is critical to the future success of our great city. That is why improving literacy rates for kids across the city is one of my top priorities as mayor and why I am proud to be part of the Blueprint work,” said Mayor David Briley.
The Dollar General Foundation grant includes an immediate donation of $500,000 and an additional matching donation up to $300,000.
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