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Urban League Launches $1.25M Save Our Sons Program in Ferguson, North St. Louis County

Today the Urban League announced major contributions from AT&T and Anheuser-Busch to support the Save Our Sons workforce training program for African Americans and other men residing in Ferguson and the surrounding North St. Louis County communities. The Urban League’s Save Our Sons initiative will serve up to 500 men in St. Louis County over the next two years.

“As a company, AT&T is deeply committed to the communities in which we live, work and serve,” said John Sondag, President of AT&T Missouri. “AT&T is proud to support the efforts of the Urban League and the ‘Save Our Sons’ program because we recognize how important it is to help ensure that all individuals have access to the tools that will help them succeed in the workforce and in life.”

In addition, the League received over $500,000 in support from St. Louis’ corporate community, including Monsanto, Wells Fargo, Emerson, Regions Bank, Reliance Bank and the NAACP to launch this program.

“As an active member of the St. Louis community, we want to support programs that help to deliver solutions to important needs in our community,” said Julio Suárez, Senior Director of Community Affairs, Anheuser-Busch. “We were drawn to the Save Our Sons program, because it offers immediate tools and resources to individuals in need and ready to invest in their future.  We applaud the Urban League for developing this program and value our longstanding history of working in partnership with the organization.”

“We are grateful to AT&T and Anheuser- Busch for their generous support to help us serve men who are seeking careers,” said Michael P. McMillan, President and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc.

To enroll in Save Our Sons, please contact Herta Shikapwashya, Urban League Vice President, at (314) 679-3500.

 

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is a social service and advocacy organization that works to fulfill its mission of Empowering Communities and Changing Lives. Programs are offered in the areas of Economic Opportunity, Community Empowerment, Educational Excellence, Civil Rights and Advocacy.

 

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