GRAD Receives $1Million Contribution from AT&T
On October 2, 2018, AT&T awarded Project GRAD Houston with a two-year, $1,000,000 contribution to continue GRAD’s support of 2,000 Houston-area students enrolled in Raul Yzaguirre Schools for Success, Aldine Ninth Grade & Aldine Senior High Schools, and Southwest Charter School.
Because of Projects GRAD’s demonstrated success in helping students achieve on-time high school graduation, increased college enrollment, and completion of college certificates and degrees, it has been selected as one of 10 recipients nationwide to share in $9.25 million of AT&T Aspire’s award – now celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Launched in 2008, AT&T Aspire is the company’s initiative to help provide access to education and training people need to get and keep good jobs.
“All Houstonians deserve an opportunity to learn and improve their lives through education and opportunity,” said Houston’s Mayor, Sylvester Turner. “The work of Project GRAD Houston is helping us move towards one Houston, with a brighter future for all regardless of their zip code. I’d like to thank AT&T for their generous support of Project GRAD and their continued investment in the future of our city.”
Stacy Canady, Associate Vice President, External and Legislative Affairs at AT&T, added, “Through Aspire, AT&T is supporting programs that help students who need it the most walk across the graduation stage ready for their future. Today’s announcement and our ongoing partnership with Project GRAD underscore AT&T’s commitment to the City of Houston and to GRAD’s proven model that provides the necessary resources for students to stay on track to a bright future.”