SISD’s Community Education department receives Dollar General grant

The Socorro Independent School District recently announced that their Community Education department received a $6,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to fund the Transitioning Adults to Careers (TAC) program.

“Dollar General is very committed to adult education, so they make funding available for adult education programs, like our own,” said Community Education Director Anthony Fraga.

“I was so thrilled that we were awarded the grant. It relieves that purchasing pressure from our other sources of funding.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation Adult Literacy Grant will assist SISD Community Education to cover a variety of costs in the program, including funding high school equivalency classes, General Education Development (GED) practice tests, English online teaching resources and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI) preparation materials.

District officials share that the SISD Community Education program is one of 97 institutions from across the country who received a grant from Dollar General.

“The community education programs and classes are organized around three main goals of adult students: to obtain a job or start a career, attend college or post-secondary training and to develop basic English language skills to function effectively as a parent or citizen,” SISD officials added.

All classes and certifications are offered at no cost to students who qualify and are accepted into a program of study.

For residents interested in enrolling in English GED/HSE online distance learning, leave a message with contact information at 915-937-1700 or write to by June 3, 2020.

All new enrollments will be completed over the phone for your safety. Please do not visit any of the adult education locations until further notice.

For more info, visit the Community Education website often for registration information for all ESL, Spanish and English GED/HSE, vocational, citizenship, English for Professionals and Transition to College classes beginning in August.