Student and Institutional Success

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The American Indian College Fund’s Dollar General American Indian and Alaska Native Literacy and Adult Education Program aims to improve and support student and adult literacy in tribal communities by increasing the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) pursuing and achieving their General Education Diploma (GED) and/or High School Equivalency (HSE) credentials.

Like the Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF), the College Fund’s Dollar General American Indian and Alaska Native Literacy and Adult Education Program is committed to helping individuals of all ages receive the educational foundation they need to succeed in post-secondary education opportunities. Through the program, we are improving adult literacy by providing life-changing services to the most educationally underrepresented ethnic or racial group in the United States. We are building the education and employment pipeline and developing models for success in HSE and GED attainment for American Indian and Alaska Native people and communities.

What’s New



The Univ. at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine just expanded its program to 5 #NativeScholars. Next year, they plan to increase it to 15! We're 1 of the most underrepresented group in STEM fields, so it's great to see colleges supporting Native students.


Parents as Teachers! #FortheWisdomofthechildren Initiative supported 240 #Families in community engagement and #STEM learning. #ECE #ECESTEM #Children

There are so many complicated issues that make it hard for Native communities to vote. But #NativeScholars like Torey (Choctaw Nation) are working to remove those barriers. We're so proud to see them taking steps to bring change! #NativeVote20

#NativeScholars are working hard to get their college education so they can solve the issues affecting their communities. But, many of them don't have equal access to education! This #WorldHumanitarianDay, stand with Native students & advocate for their right to education.

Reaching out to the Youngest Children! In Year 1, #FortheWisdomoftheChildren #teachers expanded 329 children’s learning and development opportunities by increasing #STEM learning in early learning classrooms.
#NativeTeachers #ECE #NativeECE #ECESTEM #Children #Families #NWIC

The Univ. of Minnesota just welcomed a record number of incoming #NativeAmerican medical students. This is a big deal because in the 2017-18 school year, only 0.1% of medical students were Native American! We're so happy to see this number increasing!

The @collegefund is proud to partner with @GWCIPP Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy to raise awareness of Native history and influence in our nation's capital with the Indigenous Guide to DC #ThinkIndian #NativeAmerican #WashingtonDC #NativeVote

2020 Brock Prize Nominee Dr. Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz (Diné) oversees an important initiative that strengthens the preparation of #EarlyChildhood educators and caregivers using a #CulturallyRelevant, responsive, and asset-based approach rooted in Indigenous knowledge. @YazzieMintz

Manuel(Otoe-Missouria) wants to be the 1st in his family to be a college professor. With your support, he has already completed the 1st step towards achieving his goal by getting his bachelor's degree. Thank you for helping #NativeScholars reach their goals! #EducationIsTheAnswer

It's launch day for our work on @FirstThorlos. 5% of net proceeds from these #outdoor socks will benefit @collegefund and #nativescholars.

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