Our tremendous thanks to the Graco Foundation for its generous $100,000 capital investment in our career and college readiness programs, and its additional renewed support for the Step Up Youth Employment Program.
Graco’s investment will dramatically increase our ability to provide high-quality, virtual career exposure events that reach more students. It will also support a comprehensive system to increase the overall career and college preparation experience of our students throughout high school, better leverage volunteer and corporate engagement, and more efficiently track data to inform our work.
In addition to its philanthropic support, Graco is also a highly engaged partner in so many areas of our work, hiring high school and college interns, hosting student worksite tours, and providing industry expertise on our board of directors through service by Graco’s director of engineering, Mark Jennen.
We are so thankful for Graco’s leadership and strategic, forward-looking approach to career and college readiness, which benefits thousands of students each year and strengthens our entire community!