Walmart donates $1.2M to Latino advocacy group
WASHINGTON Walmart Foundation announced that it has made a $1.2 million donation to NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, to invest in job training programs that will prepare Latino workers for quality, upwardly mobile careers in the retail and green jobs sectors.
Specifically, the Walmart grant will fund the work of 10 NCLR community-based affiliates that will facilitate NCLR's Careers in Customer Service and Retail Initiative and Green Jobs Initiative.
"This support of NCLR will address unemployment in the Latino community while teaching cutting-edge skills to those who need them most," said Margaret McKenna, president of the Walmart Foundation. "As a long-time partner, we are committed to helping NCLR prepare workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow."