Enterprise Awards $10,000 to Las Vegas Urban League
Enterprise Holdings ROAD Forward and Las Vegas Urban League Advancing Social and Racial Equity in Clark County, NV, USA
LAS VEGAS (July 28, 2022) – The Las Vegas Urban League received $10,000 from Enterprise Holdings Foundation to advance social and racial equity in Clark County, NV.
The contribution is a piece of the Enterprise Holdings ROAD Forward commitment to allocate $35 million to more than 70 global Enterprise operating teams to drive local impact, as part of its broader commitment to donate $55 million over five years to organizations that advance social and racial equity in the communities where it operates.
In presenting the donation, Tony Bourne, Replacement & Leisure Sales Manager of the Replacement & Leisure Division in the Nevada Group, said, “We are proud to support the Las Vegas Urban League in its commitment to empower communities and ensure equal opportunity for low-income citizens.
“As a company, Enterprise Holdings is committed to advancing diversity, equality and inclusion in the communities where we live and work. Las Vegas Urban League is a key player in that mission through its work to enhance early childhood development, youth health and wellness, and career and college preparation,” Bourne added.
The local grants program empowers employees to take the lead on identifying organizations that are best equipped to address social and racial equity gaps in their own communities across three areas:
· Early childhood development
· Youth health and wellness, and
· Career and college preparation
Andrea Fleming, Director of Human Resources for the Las Vegas Urban League, said, “It is wonderful to once again receive this generous grant from Enterprise Holdings. This $10,000 will enable Urban League to expand its programs to target social and economic issues faced by low-income and minority residents of Clark County and its outlying areas.”
Wells Fargo Bank's Open For Business Fund
LVUL RECEIVES $250,000 WELLS FARGO GRANT
The Las Vegas Urban League (LVUL) Entrepreneurship Center recently received a $250,000 grant through Wells Fargo Bank’s Open for Business Fund that will be used to help Southern Nevada small businesses recover from the COVID pandemic. Funds will be used primarily to provide technical assistance and will be implemented over the next two years.
“This generous grant from Wells Fargo will allow us to help small businesses as they emerge from the pandemic and begin to rebuild their businesses,” Dino Browne, executive director of the LVUL Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship, said. “We will continue to team with our key resource partners like Wells Fargo to deliver assistance to our small business owners.”
Wells Fargo has committed to providing grants of approximately $420 million nationwide to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19, so they can keep their doors open, retain employees and rebuild. The Open For Business Fund was created to provide much-needed capital, technical support and long-term resiliency programs for small businesses with a focus on women and diverse entrepreneurs, as part of fostering an inclusive recovery.
The Las Vegas Urban League and Las Vegas Urban League Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs are 501c (3) programs funded by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health.
The Las Vegas Urban League Early Childhood Connection is located at 2470 N. Decatur Blvd., Suite 150, Las Vegas, NV 89108. Phone (702) 473-9400. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their website is www.childcarelv.org.
The Las Vegas Urban League Administrative Office is located at 2480 N. Decatur Blvd., Suite 150, Las Vegas, NV 89108. Phone (702) 473-9400. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their website is www.lvccul.org.