WorkLife Partnership Receives Over $700,000 Grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Multi-year grant to help WorkLife provide high-touch services that create economic stability among the working poor
DENVER, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- WorkLife Partnership announced its receipt of a multi-year grant from the Michigan-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation totaling over $713,000. Received in May of 2012, the grant complements employer investment toward the organization's operating costs and programs through April 2014. Efforts supported by this grant include providing direct services and training to low income workers and their families, thus increasing economic stability.
A not-for-profit organization, WorkLife Partnership is dedicated to creating sustainable communities and thriving workplaces in Colorado through partnerships with employers. The direct services provided by WorkLife Partnership assist working individuals in overcoming the barriers that keep them from getting to work, staying at work, and being productive at work. In addition, WorkLife Partnership works collaboratively with government agencies, training centers, and other nonprofit organizations to provide the individualized services employees need to overcome work-life issues.
"As the only not-for-profit organization of our kind in Colorado, we are thrilled that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has chosen to support our mission of helping an underserved population with great potential to thrive," remarked Liddy Romero, Executive Director of WorkLife Partnership. "We have developed a strategic plan that focuses on increasing the economic stability of our local economy by combating the "cliff effect" and engaging employers and community resources through a dynamic public-private partnership."
And as stated by Andrew M. Brower, W.K. Kellogg Foundation program officer, "The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is pleased to support this important initiative. WorkLife Partnership will provide high-impact services to low-income workers and their families to create economic stability now, and further develop a dynamic public-private, employer-engaging partnership that will expand economic opportunity for low income workers in the future."
With a history of serving the working poor and other individuals in need of assistance to establish a more effective Work-Life balance, WorkLife Partnership maintains a positive track record of increasing employee productivity, retention, profitability, and recruitment as a result of its customized services. This multi-year commitment from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will ensure that the efforts of WorkLife Partnership may continue to thrive.
For more information about WorkLife Partnership, visit www.worklifecolorado.org.
WorkLife Partnership is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating sustainable communities and thriving workplaces in Colorado. Through partnerships with employers, WorkLife Partnership provides direct services and training to employees to help them overcome barriers to work. WorkLife Partnership is a project under the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center. www.worklifecolorado.org.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Mich., and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit www.wkkf.org.
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