Friday, October 1, 2010

Foundation Gives Girl Scouts $300K For Leadership

New Jersey Today brings the news that Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey has received a $300,000 grant from the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Alcatel-Lucent, to enable girls in underserved communities to participate in the Girl Scouts comprehensive leadership training program, LEAD ON!.

The partnership between Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey and Alcatel-Lucent, which employees 4,000 people throughout New Jersey, has two components. The first component involves Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey staff hiring up to 60 9th – 12th grade age girls to facilitate the LEAD ON! program to younger girls in public schools. The final component of the LEAD ON! program will be a leadership conference held in conjunction with Alcatel-Lucent. Awesome!

Are there philanthropic companies in your area that you would like to give a shout out to?