Baton Rouge, LA – September 5, 2019 – Career Compass of Louisiana is pleased to announce it has been awarded $195,500 in grants so far this year from its foundation partners across the state. These grants will collectively serve an estimated 4,200 students during the 2019-20 school year. This year alone, Career Compass estimates that it will serve 49,000 students in grades 6 – 12, thanks to our generous foundation supporters and our school district partners. The 2019-20 school year foundation supporters include: 

  • The Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation: The Wilson Foundation’s grant of $40,000 will serve 7-12th grade students in Iberville, Pointe Coupee, St. James, and West Baton Rouge public schools.

  • Capital One Investing for Good: Capital One’s two grants amounting to $32,500 will serve 12th grade students in East Baton Rouge, Lafourche, and Terrebonne public schools.

  • Community Foundation of North Louisiana: This $78,000 grant will serve 12th grade students in Caddo and Bossier public schools.

  • JP Morgan Chase Foundation of Northwest Louisiana: This $10,000 grant will serve public school students in Caddo public schools.

  • William Edwin Montan Trust: This $10,000 grant will serve 12th grade students in East Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, and West Baton Rouge public schools.

  • Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation: The Pennington Family Foundation’s $25,000 grant will serve 6th – 9th graders in Iberville and West Baton Rouge Public Schools.

 “We are so grateful to our foundation partners. When they invest in Career Compass, what they are really doing is empowering public school students to graduate high school with a realistic plan for the future. Our partners’ support helps students from every background to discover their individual college & career paths.”

– Julie Scott, Career Compass Co-Founder and Executive Director

“We know that there are so many worthy causes out there. The fact that these organizations and their boards chose to contribute to us means the world. We know that foundations want to make the right investments in their communities that improve the lives of their constituents in some measurable way. With Career Compass, our track record of results and our reputation ensure that philanthropic investments are used wisely.

– Kacy Edwards, Career Compass Co-Founder and Executive Director

 Last year (2018-19 school year), 13,392 Louisiana 12th graders headed to education and training opportunities after high school after they worked with a Career Compass college & career coach. Almost all (97%) of the 12th graders that Career Compass worked with applied to technical or community college or a four-year college or university, or pursued another means to post-secondary education, such as the military, private, or out-of-state schools. Overall, Career Compass served 156 public schools in 36 school districts.

Check out our Annual Reports for more impact data.

Contact Carrie Peña, Director of Development, if you represent a foundation and would like to learn more about how our work impacts your community.

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CONTACT: Carrie Peña - 225-810-2398 - cpena@careercompassla.org

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