Southwestern University Receives $50,000 Verizon Foundation Grant for Domestic Violence Prevention Program
University Summer Interns to Work for Area Agencies to Address Family and Domestic Violence Issues
“Domestic violence is a widespread problem that not only impacts families but affects the overall community,” said
The university has partnered with a number of nonprofit organizations in the area, including domestic violence shelters SafePlace and
Throughout the summer, the student interns will integrate themselves into the organizations. They will receive training and mentoring opportunities to help them develop a broader understanding of each nonprofit’s challenges and the complexities of domestic violence. The program will allow the students to devote their time and talents to helping each organization achieve its mission.
The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, supports the advancement of literacy and K-12 education through its free educational Web site, Thinkfinity.org, and fosters awareness and prevention of domestic violence. In 2008, the Verizon Foundation awarded more than
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