Maintaining Safety

The Dominican Learning Center will open on September 8.

For the safety of our staff, volunteers and learners, the Dominican Learning Center will adhere to all national, state, and local mandates regarding the prevention of COVID-19.

We encourage all tutor/learner teams that are able to work online to continue to do so.

The center will provide space/equipment for individuals who are not able to conduct lessons on line. We ask that only one member of the tutor/learner team come to the office and the other member work at home or online.

Restrictions for those who come to the center include:

  • Masks for all upon entry and while in the building
  • Temperature checks at the door
  • Regular hand washing/sanitizing
  • Six feet separating tutor/learner matches that choose to work together at the Center
  • Limiting the number of individuals in the building at any given time
  • Use of plexiglass shields for those sitting at the same table.

We are grateful for your support of our efforts to maintain a healthy environment!

 

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The Dominican Learning Center Receives $3,500 Grant

Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Online, GED Programs for English, Spanish Speakers

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded the Dominican Learning Center a $3,500 grant to support adult literacy and English a second language education.  This local grant is part of more than $8.6 million in grants awarded to more than 950 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the communities Dollar General serves.

Tutors and learners from the Dominican Learning Center continue to work together even through the pandemic lock down in Ohio. Here, learner Takuya Sasaki (on screen) and tutor Tina Baker (back to camera) conduct a Skype lesson reviewing the names of food.

“Not even a pandemic can stop learning!” said Denise Hilliard, Director of the Dominican Learning Center. “Our tutors and learners have been incredibly resourceful in their use of technology, and this generous gift from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation will help this continue. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant will support fund our use of Aztec, an online learning tool. We are working to give our learners the tools they need to continue to learn even when they can’t meet with their tutors.”

“The GED testing sites may still be closed, but we are using these funds from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to pay for books and materials that strengthen and broaden the skill sets of our adult learners,” Hilliard continued.

The Dominican Learning Center is the only facility in the Central Ohio area that offers a Spanish language GED curriculum.

“During these extraordinary times, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation remains steadfast in its commitment to support communities’ literacy and educational advancements through funds that will impact thousands of students across the country,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member.  “We are proud to support the meaningful and impactful work that each of today’s recipients conduct and support their ongoing efforts to help individuals improve their lives through literacy and education.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $182 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 11 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

Currently, the Dominican Learning Center has more than 400 adult learners enrolled, from 49 countries around the world. One of the goals of the DLC is to promote peace and non-violence among immigrant communities in Central Ohio.

About the Dominican Learning Center
The Dominican Learning Center, located in Columbus’ economically-depressed South Side, offers personalized, one-on-one education for adults with a wide variety of educational needs. Learners can improve their math or literacy skills, work towards a GED, learn English to prepare for citizenship, and sharpen computer skills. Center staff and 250 volunteer tutors meet with adult learners at libraries and other public locations convenient to the learner’s home or work. The Dominican Learning Center was founded in 1994 by the Dominican Sisters of Peace.

About the Dominican Sisters of Peace:

Dominican Sisters of Peace, members of the pontifical Order of Preachers, are vowed Catholic women who strive to live a life of peace-making. The Dominican Sisters of Peace are present in 22 states and two countries. The sisters serve God’s people in many ways, including education, health care, spirituality, pastoral care, prison ministry, the arts, and care of creation. There are 450 sisters and over 650 lay associates affiliated with the congregation.

About The Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $154 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 80 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 16,368 stores in 45 states as of February 28, 2020. In addition to high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

 

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2019-2020 Tutor Training

We are so grateful for our wonderful tutors – you are truly what makes our program work!

If you would like to serve as a tutor at the Dominican Learning Center, our 2019-2020 Tutor Training Workshop schedule is shown below:

October 12, 2019

November 16, 2019

January 18, 2020

February 15, 2020

March 14, 2020

April 25, 2020

 

 

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