Spokane, Wash. – The Spokane Workforce Council (SWC) has been awarded $125,400 from Innovia Foundation through its Cultivating Potential Sustaining Fund to provide scholarships to underserved young adults who will pursue post-secondary educational success. The SWC will help these students develop academic and career objectives, provide access to educational opportunities, and guide students to successfully achieve their goals and positively impact their communities.
Established by a donor to Innovia Foundation in August 2021, this latest award from the Cultivating Potential Sustaining Fund will enable SWC partners and service providers at the Next Generation Zone to subsidize tuition, fees, books and other education-related expenses that traditionally prevent disadvantaged young adults from fulfilling their goals of receiving a college education.
Additionally, Next Generation Zone staff will support young adults by providing access to career guidance with a mentor, build networks with scholarship recipients through monthly cohort meetings and check-ins, and pave the way for access to more career services, resources and support that help remove barriers to success.
Article Source: Spokane Workforce Council