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The Community Foundation Receives Adult Vocation Studies Grant Funding

For Immediate Release: July 8th, 2024
 
The Community Foundation Receives Adult Vocation Studies Grant Funding


Harrisonburg, VA – The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County (TCFHR) is pleased to share with our local region that a newly formed partnership has been cemented between them and the Virginia Ready Initiative. Virginia Ready Initiative is a state-wide nonprofit dedicated to convening credential-based learning opportunities to upskill Virginians for economic mobility. Virginia Ready Initiative is commencing their sunset operations plan for Q4 2024. Their plan details an investment of their remaining $1.33 million+ funds into other Virginia nonprofits continuing work in community change specifically in workforce development.
 
TCFHR will be one of the five grant recipients for Virginia Ready Initiative’s investment. Other nonprofits include United Way of South Hampton Roads, United Way of Southwest Virginia - EO, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, and Claude Moore Foundation/Claude Moore Opportunities. Organizations were selected by geographic region and alignment with Virginia Ready Initiative’s mission. Since inception in 2020, Virginia Ready Initiative has invested over $6.4 million to support over six thousand individuals seeking credentials, career readiness skills, and connection to life-changing career opportunities.
 
“The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County will proudly plant and grow the Virginia Ready Initiative’s legacy here in our communities. Our partnership is in line with our strategic plan to increase scholarships for students. This funding means more adult learners in the Shenandoah Valley have the opportunity for economic growth and prosperity. They can further their educational aspirations and we can help them push forward in their careers. Thank you to the Virginia Ready Initiative for seeing the potential our area has to offer.” – Revlan Hill, Executive Director.
 
TCFHR will utilize grant funding to support adult learners pursuing nursing and other skilled trade studies such as HVAC, welding, plumbing, and electric at vocational schools like Massanutten Technical Center.. Funding will support adult students in Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Page, Augusta, and Shenandoah counties.
 
 
 
 
About The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County 
The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County makes it easy to give back to the community we love.
 
About Virginia Ready Initiative Virginia Ready
A state-wide nonprofit dedicated to convening credential-based learning opportunities to upskill Virginians for economic mobility. The organization was launched in response to the unprecedented challenges brought on by COVID-19. Governor Glenn A. Youngkin served as co-founder and the first chairman of Virginia Ready. Amidst a volatile labor market and significant job losses, the organization has provided essential skills and credentials to help Virginians thrive, equipping them in the Commonwealth’s dynamic sectors like technology, healthcare, and the skilled trades.
 
For more information:
Contact: Revlan Siciliano, 540-432-3863 or revlan@tcfhr.org
Website: www.tcfhr.org
 
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