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Kohler Co. has announced a Community Partnership Program starting with 13 organizations across the country, including Howard University, Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, Boys & Girls Clubs, College Possible and several other community-based programs to help provide educational and workforce preparedness opportunities to students. The goal is to increase access to opportunities and support students from an early age through post-secondary school and as they consider joining the workforce.
The partnerships cover high school and college scholarships, college and workforce readiness support, mentorship and internship opportunities, skills training and financial literacy for people of all backgrounds and financial needs. The partnership program, which aims to impact over 7,000 students annually, includes partnerships with the following:
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee
Greater Milwaukee Urban League
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Boys & Girls Club of Northern Alabama
Lee High / New Century Technology High Schools
Calhoun Community College
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson County
"We imagine a future where everyone has the tools to succeed," says Laura Kohler, senior vice president of human resources, sustainability and stewardship. "We understand how critical education and training are when it comes to opening up opportunities for young people so that they have choices about where they want to take their future, and we are honored to work alongside community partners to make the biggest impact for these young people."
Kohler has been supporting education and workplace readiness initiatives throughout the company's history, more recently including scholarships with college and university partners, funding and implementing high school programming, and supporting initiatives like Outward Bound, Junior Achievement and INSPIRE Sheboygan. These new partnerships build upon a longstanding commitment to strengthen communities and improve people's lives.
For more information regarding Kohler's commitment to communities, education and Believing in Better, visit https://www.kohlercompany.com/social-impact/.