New Danville was awarded a $60,000 grant from Texas Mutual to further job readiness with adding more on-site jobs for clients, such as those learning how to make beauty products for sale at New Danville's online store and at Jazzy Junque at 1111 League Line Road, Ste. 172, Conroe. (Courtesy New Danville)
New Danville, a nonprofit community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Willis, received a $60,000 grant from Texas Mutual to support its job readiness and support program, the nonprofit announced in a Nov. 21 news release. The grant funds will help create more jobs on--site for clients at New Danville and therefore help generate more revenue for the community as well, according to the release.
New Danville is among 48 nonprofits chosen for Texas Mutual's workforce development and safety training grant program across the state, according to the release.
"It has long been our vision to provide as many job opportunities for our clients as possible. A key aspect of independence for special needs adults is appropriate employment," New Danville President and CEO Eva Aguirre said in the release. "With this grant we will be able to accelerate our plans that include increasing the number of production jobs for the items available in our online store and at Jazzy Junque, as well as a variety of on-site jobs."
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