DENVER, Colo. – The Albertsons Companies Foundation is investing in Colorado’s future workforce by supporting at-risk youth across the metro area and northern Colorado. The foundation awarded Goodwill Industries of Denver a $2,500 grant to serve more than 18,000 students across the region. Goodwill Denver will use the grant to provide career development programming that will help put students on a path to a successful career.
“We are proud to support Goodwill’s dedication to help at-risk students prepare for a brighter future,” said Kris Staff, Public Affairs Director for Albertsons Safeway Denver Division. “Investing in education creates a better future for our entire community, and Goodwill is leading the way with its youth programming.”
Known for its thrift stores, Goodwill Industries of Denver helps tens of thousands of Coloradans in need every year. With a focus on at-risk students, Goodwill has licensed teachers in 36 schools in the region. Its youth career development programs deliver instruction with an emphasis on real-world experience and learning. The career-readiness curriculum includes one-on-one mentoring, resume writing workshops, career panels, mock interviews, as well as college and work site visits.
“We couldn’t be more grateful for this partnership with Albertsons,” said Joyce Schlose, Chief People Officer of Goodwill Industries of Denver. “This generosity will help us to impact the lives of thousands of students and continue to build a brighter future for the communities we serve.”
About Albertsons Companies
Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. The company operates stores across 33 states and the District of Columbia under 18 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway and Vons. The foundation supports causes that impact the quality of life in the communities it serves through direct contributions and collaborations with local organizations. Visit albertsonscompaniesfoundation.org to learn more.