USA Funds Presents $1.25 Million to Support Nevada's Jobs for Americas Graduates at Innaugural Board Meeting


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Mari St. Martin
Communications Director
LAS VEGAS, NV - October 03, 2014

Governor Brian Sandoval announced today USA Funds has selected Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates Inc. (JAGNV) as the recipient of a $1.25 million grant. These funds will assist JAGNV achieve their expansion goal of 50 schools across Nevada by supporting new JAG programs in schools in Las Vegas. The grant was announced at the inaugural meeting of the JAGNV Board of Directors in Las Vegas, NV.

“I am thrilled to see Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates continue to expand and positively impact schools across Nevada. I thank USA Funds for their generous contribution which will ensure that additional students will now be able to access this important program. JAGNV provides new opportunities to some of our most at-risk students and helps them identify new goals and opportunities for success. I congratulate Chairman Woodbeck and Executive Director Cantu for their commitment to education and students across the Silver State.” said Governor Brian Sandoval.

“USA Funds is proud to partner with and support Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates. This program has a proven track record of increasing graduation rates and motivating students to create a pathway to success after graduation. We look forward to continued success with JAGNV and thank Governor Sandoval and Chairman Woodbeck for the opportunity to help Nevada students attain the credentials and competencies that lead to productive and rewarding careers,” said USA Funds President and CEO William D. Hansen.

“We are fortunate to have the continued support of Governor Sandoval and we are grateful for our new partner, USA Funds. This program has already seen measurable success across Nevada and this additional funding will guarantee more lives will be changed through this program. I am humbled to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors and I welcome their input and assistance as we move JAGNV forward,” Frank Woodbeck, Chairman of the JAGNV Board.

JAGNV is an innovative non-profit program that has been credited with changing the lives of over one million young people across the country by helping them stay in school and move on to pursue higher education and/or gainful employment. JAGNV originated in the Office of Governor Brian Sandoval in 2012 and currently serves 21 schools in 8 counties across Nevada. The JAGNV model consists of a comprehensive set of services that applies a holistic approach to assisting students.

USA Funds is a nonprofit corporation that supports Completion With a Purpose, building a more purposeful path for America’s students to and through college and on to rewarding careers and successful lives. USA Funds pursues its nonprofit mission through philanthropic activities and partnerships, policy research, and programs and services that enhance preparation for, access to and success in higher education.

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