NMPCT Awards Early Employment Grant
On April 24th, the IRC in Phoenix was awarded a $50,000 grant by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust (NMPCT) to support critical early employment services. The Early Employment Program (EEP) will provide pre-employment vocational and skill-building training for 150 newly arrived refugees. These trainings will help refugees secure jobs in industries such as security, hospitality, technology and the dairy industry.
“NMPCT has been a valued IRC partner, supporting the IRC in Phoenix since 2008 through a total of $145,500 in grant funding,” said Nicky Walker, IRC Development Manager. The EEP grant is part of over $1,890,000 in grants to 22 Arizona nonprofit organizations in April 2012. “NMPCT has played a critical role in the development of a strong Arizona community,” said Walker.
“The Trust is pleased to build on its legacy of community grant making through the wonderful work of the Trust family grantees,” said Harriet M. Ivey, Trust president and CEO. Ms. Ivey, along with Trustees Kent E. Agness, Lisa Shover Kackley, Carol Peden Schilling presented the IRC with the award at a reception on April 24, 2012.
IRC’s Executive Director, Donna Magnuson, said “The IRC is grateful for the continued partnership with NMPCT and looks forward to our future work together.”
Please contact Nicky Walker, Development Manager, to find out how you can support IRC’s programs. Nicky.Walker@Rescue.org, 602.433.2440 x 213.
Photo: Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
Pictured- Back Row: Nicky Walker, IRC Development Manager; Jon Vosper, IRC Community & Economic Development Manager Front Row: Kent E. Agness, Lisa Shover Kackley, Carol Peden Schilling (NMPCT Trustees)