Lincoln Literacy Receives $5K Through Great Western Bank’s Making Life Great Grant
In December, Lincoln Literacy (lincolnliteracy.org) received a generous donation from Great Western Bank for $5,000 as a part of the bank’s Making Life Great grant. This is the first time Lincoln Literacy has been awarded this grant. Great Western Bank has always believed in giving back. They’ve been “Making Life Great” for their customers and communities for over 80 years. The bank does this by reinvesting in their communities through sponsorships and donations, employee volunteerism, and the Making Life Great Grants program.
According to Executive Director Clayton Naff, the funds will go in support of Lincoln Literacy’s Bridgeway to a Better Life project, which, thanks to many volunteer tutors, assists vulnerable people to master basic skills and then guides them on a journey to gain occupational skills, credentials, and, in some cases, advanced degrees.
“Working with our partners in higher education, workforce development, and the private sector, we address the skills gap by helping people to become certified nursing assistants, para-educators manufacturing workers, commercial driver’s license holders, and more,” said Naff. “Having support from Great Western Bank makes a real difference in this effort.”
Established in 1972, Lincoln Literacy has grown to become the community’s leader in helping residents gain the English language and literacy skills needed to become full and productive members of our community. It currently does this through free online classes and tutoring. Learn more at lincolnliteracy.org.