City of Hope Outreach (CoHO) announced that its Oakwood Learning Academy was awarded a grant from Target Corporation. In recognition of the efforts of CoHO in city of Conway, the grant will provide books, equipment, and software for students.
Brianna Kidd, Director of Oakwood Learning Academy said, “we have been blessed to receive a literacy grant from Target. This grant will allow Oakwood Learning Academy to better prepare our students during the school year by providing reading opportunities and improved technology opportunities.”
The grant is part of Target’s ongoing efforts to build strong, safe and healthy communities across the country. These efforts include Target’s long history of giving 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million every week. As part of this commitment, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015 to help kids learn, schools teach and parents and caring adults engage.
“At Target, we are committed to serving local communities where we do business,” said Laysha Ward, President, Community Relations, Target. “That’s why we are proud to partner with CoHO as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members.”
In addition to the grant received by CoHO Target also gives through signature programs such as:
• Take Charge of Education, a school fundraising initiative that provides undesignated funds to local schools for whatever they need most, from books and school supplies to classroom technology.
• Arts Accessibility, free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events nationwide.
• Target School Library Makeovers, a program that leverages Target’s world-class design expertise to transform school libraries across the country with new construction, furniture, and technology, as well as 2,000 new books.
• Education Grants and Awards, including Books for Schools Awards, Target Field Trip Grants and Early Childhood Reading Grants, that provide schools, libraries, teachers and nonprofit organizations the resources they need to bring learning to life and put more kids on the path to graduation.
The mission of the City of Hope Outreach is to promote holistic community renewal in under resourced communities through the gospel of Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Oakwood and Brookside trailer park communities’ hosts community and provides academic tutoring during the school year, maintains a community garden in partnership with St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and organizes special events in the neighborhoods throughout the year. Learn more about CoHO and volunteer opportunities at www.cityhopeoutreach.com.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,856 stores across the United States and Canada, and at Target.com. The company plans to open its first stores in Canada in 2013. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.