ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship has given Goodwill Industries a $350,000 grant to support a program that provides job training and placement services to women in need in northwestern Arkansas.
Officials announced Thursday that the POWER program will benefit from the cash award, nearly $250,000 of which was provided by the Walmart Foundation and about $100,000 from the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. POWER stands for Providing Opportunities for Women through Education and Resources.
Goodwill Industries president and CEO Brian Itzkowitz says the gift will allow the program to reach 44 percent more women. As many as 350 women were helped in 2012.
The POWER program specifically helps women who are living in poverty and are unemployed by providing job skill assessment and training, job placement and job retention.
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