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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, recently announced the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council was awarded a 2022 Workforce Readiness Grant, supporting communities served by West Virginia American Water.
“West Virginia American Water’s partnership over the years with the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council has made a significant impact on our source water protection, water conservation and environmental stewardship efforts,” said Robert Burton, president of West Virginia American Water. “Our team is excited to continue working with the organization on its new ‘Preparing Female Leaders for the Future’ initiative that will educate our next generation of leaders in West Virginia.”
The Workforce Readiness grant is part of the American Water Charitable Foundation’s Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program, focusing on three pillars of giving: Water, People and Communities. The Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council received a $25,000 grant to fund its “Preparing Female Leaders for the Future” program.
“It’s an exciting new program that will expose girls to real, hands-on opportunities in STEM fields that will help them prepare for the future and help grow the pipeline for future STEM leaders,” said Beth Casey, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council. “Thanks to this grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation, we are now able to reach more girls in more locations as part of the new ‘Preparing Female Leaders for the Future’ program.”
“The American Water Charitable Foundation is pleased to partner with organizations across West Virginia to help improve job readiness skills for young adults and outcomes for youth as they prepare to be future leaders of tomorrow,” said Carrie Williams, president, American Water Charitable Foundation. “Funding for the Workforce Readiness grant helps support general career readiness, financial and business literacy, positive youth development and more.”
Learn more about West Virginia American Water’s community impact, here.
About American Water Charitable Foundation
The American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to be a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where American Water and its employees live, work and operate. For more information, visit amwater.com/awcf and follow the American Water Charitable Foundation on Facebook.
About West Virginia American Water
West Virginia American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 560,000 people.
About American Water
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and diversityataw.com. Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.