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Clark Atlanta Receives $50k Grant from The UPS Foundation

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2016


Contact: Mario Boone
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ATLANTA (November 7, 2016)    Clark Atlanta University (CAU) received a $50,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS. The grant will be used to provide scholarships for 10 students participating in the 2016-2017 UPS Community Service Scholarship Program at Fickett Elementary School, a UPS School Business Partner.

CAU has been participating in the UPS Scholars Program for more than 20 years. CAU students are embedded in classrooms at Fickett to specifically address academically at-risk students.  Our students provide tutoring in critical subjects such as math, science, language arts and social studies. The purpose is to improve the academic standing of at-risk students at Fickett.  Each CAU student in the program contributes at least 150 hours of community service per semester. 

“The UPS Scholars Program allows CAU students the opportunity to give their time and talents to Fickett students who will be leaders of tomorrow,” said associate dean of students Ernita Hemmitt.  “Some of our students were once at-risk. This program affords them a chance to give back.”

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment.

In 2015 UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $110 million in charitable giving around the world.  The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. 

“The UPS Foundation is honored to support Clark Atlanta’s efforts to minimize the possibility of academic failure for at-risk students at Fickett Elementary School,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS.  “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”

Category: Students
Keywords: UPS Community Service Scholarship Program