Mount St. Joseph University received a $100,000 grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation for student co-op positions with the Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services (HCJFS).
This is a win-win opportunity for both groups; HCJFS gains valuable employee support with students’ salaries paid by a grant. This grant will fund seven Mount students; in 2016, one student co-op transitioned to a full-time employee upon graduation.
“The value of the Mount’s curriculum and range of degree programs prepares students for these co-op positions,” said Linda Pohlgeers, director of the Mount’s career and experiential education program. “Thanks to the generous support provided by this grant, students at the Mount are able to provide a service to HCJFS and also gain valuable experience in the non-profit sector.”
“We are thrilled to continue this exciting partnership with Mount St. Joseph University and Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services,” said Christine Bochenek, vice president and senior program manager for The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation. “These students will play a crucial role in filling the gap and applying their skills set at HCJFS.”
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation is an independent family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents in this region. The Foundation concentrates its efforts and resources in areas about which Carol and Ralph were most passionate: Arts and Culture, Community Development, Education, and Human Services. In collaboration with the region’s stakeholders, the Foundation is dedicated to help lead the way to a strong and vibrant community across ten counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.