The NBA Foundation’s generous grant helps Lawrence Hall expand its workforce development programs in South Shore

CHICAGO, December 7, 2021 – The NBA Foundation today announced Lawrence Hall as one of 38 new grantees during the league’s Season of Giving (Nov. 22 – Dec. 25), a five-week celebration during the holiday season when the NBA family gives back by supporting and uplifting youth, families, and organizations across the country. This generous grant will help fund Lawrence Hall’s South Shore programs that create employment opportunities and drive greater economic empowerment for Black youth.

“This grant from the NBA Foundation will help Lawrence Hall expand the opportunities we offer to youth and families in the South Shore community,” stated Sean McGinnis, Lawrence Hall’s Chief Programs Officer. “Through our workforce development, mentoring, violence prevention, and community engagement programs, we are helping youth in South Shore create a brighter future for themselves.”

“As we near the conclusion of the NBA Foundation’s first year of grant-making, we’re excited to announce our latest round of awards to 38 new, deserving non-profit organizations,” said Greg Taylor, NBA Foundation Executive Director. “We are confident that our support will create short- and long-term advancement opportunities for these organizations and the communities that they serve.”

To-date, the NBA Foundation has awarded 78 grants, totaling $22 million to non-profit organizations.  The NBA Foundation will continue to collaborate with all 30 teams, their affiliated charitable organizations, and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) to support national and local organizations, utilizing the collective $30 million annual commitment from the NBA Board of Governors as well as additional funding sources.  To learn more about the NBA Foundation or apply for a grant, please visit www.nbafoundation.com or follow @NBAFoundation.

 

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About the NBA Foundation

The NBA Foundation is the league’s first-ever charitable foundation dedicated to driving economic opportunity for Black youth. The Foundation invests in local and national organizations that promote school-to-career and workforce development opportunities.

About Lawrence Hall

Lawrence Hall is a community-based social agency focused on addressing the effects of childhood trauma and promoting long-term healing and opportunities for Chicago’s youth, families, and communities.

 

Media Contacts:

Rachel Hardy, Lawrence Hall Manager of Marketing and Communications, rhardy@lawrencehall.org

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