Dollar General's African American Employee Resource Group Celebrates Black History Month

Feb 01, 2023

At Dollar General, we believe in our core values of respecting the dignity and differences of others, as well as celebrating success and recognizing the contribution of others through our mission of Serving OthersWe celebrate these values every day, and our African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) especially reflects on and honors their importance during Black History Month.
This month, our AAERG is proud to host several Days of Service community volunteer opportunities for employees and programs aimed to recognize and celebrate diversity. Employees will serve metro Nashville, Tennessee through volunteer opportunities at the Nashville Diaper Connection, The Black Book Project and FiftyForward.
Additionally, the AAERG will host two special events during the month with meaningful commentary with special guests including NFL legendary wide receiver, Jerry Rice, and Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, America’s first black female combat pilot, former Marine and cop, author of Zero to Breakthrough and consultant to business.  
“Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others includes everyone – especially those struggling to be heard,” shared Ivan Reeves, Dollar General’s executive sponsor of the AAERG and senior vice president of supply chain human resources.This month’s events reflect Dollar General’s commitment to a culture where all employees feel a sense of belonging and reinforce two of our core values. We look forward to celebrating, commemorating and reflecting on Black History Month this month and throughout the year, and we are proud of Dollar General’s diversity and allyship to all within our DG family.”
DG’s African-American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) was launched on the guiding principle that inclusion enhances DG’s culture, enables growth, and is critical to continued success. The organization is focuses on impacting and enhancing the diversity of DG’s culture through community outreach, recruitment, development and education.
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