FourBlock Awarded $50,000 Grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation
The grant will support the growth of FourBlock’s flagship Career Readiness Program in Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., Tampa and Los Angeles.
(NEW YORK CITY) – The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, has awarded a $50,000 grant to FourBlock, a national nonprofit organization that supports veterans in their transition from military service to meaningful civilian careers. The Coca-Cola Foundation grant will support the organization’s Career Readiness Program in 2020-2021 for transitioning veterans in Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Washington, D.C.; Tampa, FL; and Los Angeles, CA.
“Through the generous support of The Coca-Cola Foundation, we will be able to expand our programming to reach more veterans in these cities than ever before,” said FourBlock Founder and President Michael Abrams. “Hundreds of veterans in Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., Tampa and Los Angeles will have the opportunity to build new skills and professional relationships that will help them achieve success in civilian careers and meaningfully contribute to their communities.”
In 2017, The Coca-Cola Foundation awarded FourBlock a $50,000 grant to provide services and support for 150 transitioning veterans in Tampa and Atlanta. The Coca-Cola Company has also previously hosted Career Readiness Program class sessions in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., engaging with transitioning veterans and allowing them to build professional relationships with hiring professionals and other company employees.
“The Coca-Cola Foundation is proud to support Four Block in their efforts to assist veterans’ transitions to civilian lives,” said Bea Perez, Chair and President, The Coca-Cola Foundation. “The Career Readiness Program ensures veterans have the skills and capabilities necessary for today’s work environment.”
The Coca-Cola Company’s participation in FourBlock’s Career Readiness Program dates back to April 2016, when the company first hosted a session for the Spring 2016 Atlanta cohort of transitioning service members and veterans.
FourBlock is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting returning service members in their transition from military service to meaningful civilian careers. Now in its 10th year, FourBlock’s flagship Veteran Career Readiness Program is taught by corporate executives in major cities across the U.S. and now serves more than 600 transitioning veterans annually. To learn more about how FourBlock is helping veterans transition better and building a nationwide community of veteran professionals, visit fourblock.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Coca-Cola Foundation
The Coca-Cola Foundation is the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company. Since its inception in 1984, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.2 billion in grants to support sustainable community initiatives around the world. For more information about The Coca-Cola Foundation, please visit https://www.coca-colacompany.com/shared-future/communities/the-coca-cola-foundation.