UWorld, a leading provider of online learning tools for high stakes exams, recently awarded Junior Achievement of Dallas a $25,000 grant toward financial literacy efforts for underserved and underrepresented students.
UWorld’s community engagement program, UWorld Cares, administered $125,000 in grants to seven non-profit organizations in North Texas to uplift local communities through educational advancement. Junior Achievement of Dallas is honored to an inaugural grant recipient, alongside Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County, Communities in Schools in the Dallas Region, Communities in Schools in Greater Tarrant County, Dallas Afterschool, and Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas.
UWorld Cares funding focuses on partnering with community organizations to create a stronger pathway to higher education, addressing skills gaps in the workforce, and removing barriers to higher education. This initiative extends the company’s previous philanthropic efforts by focusing on three pillars of charitable giving: community grants, employee giving, and employee volunteerism.
“We’re excited to partner with a company that shares our focus of creating an inclusive and diverse future workforce,” says Jan Murfield, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of Dallas. “UWorld’s grant will support and expand opportunities for students throughout the Dallas area to learn critical financial skills to succeed in a global economy.”
To read more about UWorld Cares and view its impact report, visit: UWorld.com/UWorldCares.
About Junior Achievement of Dallas (JA Dallas):
Junior Achievement of Dallas (JA Dallas), a nonprofit organization, delivers hands on, immersive learning in work readiness, financial health, entrepreneurship, sustainability, STEM, economics, and more. Reaching more than 10 million young people each year, JA Worldwide is one of few organizations with the scale, experience, and passion to build a brighter future for the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders. As an organization that has been in Dallas for nearly 70 years, JA Dallas is committed to serving students in under-resourced areas to grow diversity, be more inclusive, and ensure students have equitable access to JA resources. Last year, nearly 2,000 volunteers helped change the lives of Dallas area students through JA programs. Surveys show that students who take JA have a high school graduation rate of 93% compared to 85% for the general population, and 67% have an advanced post-secondary degree.
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