AT&T and the AT&T Foundation distributed over $95,000 in grants to five non-profit organizations across Oregon that support youth in predominantly underserved, under-represented, and low-income communities this spring.1
The contribution is a reflection of AT&T and AT&T Foundation’s commitment to advancing education, strengthening communities, and improving lives.
“These organizations are dedicated to giving back in impactful, supportive and innovative ways.”George Granger — President, AT&T Oregon
“These organizations are dedicated to giving back in impactful, supportive and innovative ways,” said George Granger, president of AT&T Oregon. “Their contributions are vital toward fostering economic mobility for youth across Oregon through programs and initiatives that cater to their needs.”
Grant Recipients Include:
- Black Parent Initiative – Portland, OR
- College Possible Oregon – Portland, OR
- Family Access Network – Bend, OR
- Maslow Project – Medford, OR
- Portland Urban League – Portland, OR
Bahia Overton, Executive Director at Black Parent Initiative, said: “The AT&T Foundation’s generous contribution to the Black Parent Initiative will help us provide homework support, tutoring, and mentorship to close achievement gaps for African American and Black students in our community. Further, our accompanying family engagement practices ensure parents are equipped to advocate for their children and support their success.”
“We’re so grateful to the AT&T Foundation for the continued investment in College Possible Oregon,” said Emielle Nischik, Executive Director, College Possible Oregon. “With this support, 565 students from 14 high schools in Oregon will receive the coaching and resources they deserve to navigate the higher education system and make it to college campuses in the fall of 2022 ready to succeed.”
Julie N. Lyche, Executive Director at Family Access Network (FAN) added: “We are deeply grateful for AT&T Foundation’s support of our efforts to assist families in need through these difficult times. A stable home is vital to educational success, and this grant will help FAN provide rent relief to struggling Central Oregon families so that children can thrive in school and flourish in life.”
Mary Ferrel, Executive Director at Maslow Project, said: “Maslow Project is grateful for the generous award from the AT&T Foundation for post-secondary scholarships to address the digital divide youth experiencing homelessness face. This award gives youth the opportunity for a positive, meaningful life trajectory with a voice and choice to shape their dreams.”
“Urban League of Portland is excited to launch The Feed the Folks Farmers Market in collaboration with AT&T,” said Cinna’Mon Williams, Director of Education and Workforce Development at Portland Urban League. “This innovative project will provide urban farming, entrepreneurship, and job skills coaching to BIPOC youth and young adults.”
AT&T celebrated the five grant recipients during a virtual check presentation in June. Honorees were joined by AT&T Oregon President George Granger and AT&T team members.
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