Monday, August 1, 2011

Foundation recipient of Walmart grant to help Chicago Youth

Monday, August 01, 2011

On June 23, the Walmart Foundation launched an initiative to expand summer services for children in Chicago. The organization announced $1.8 million in grants that will help provide meals as well as learning and employment services for students while they are on summer break. The funding is part of a nationwide, $25 million initiative to expand nutrition, learning and employment services for elementary, middle and high school students throughout the summer months. Recipients of the Chicago grant included the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, which will put Walmart’s $500,000 grant and additional funding from The Chicago Community Trust toward the One Summer Chicago program. The funding will support 344 subsidized summer jobs for low income youth in four communities: Garfield Park, Englewood, Woodlawn and Little Village. One Summer Chicago is a collaborative effort between the City, County, civic and business communities to provide summer programming for youths. Read more about Walmart's grant here.

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