Coach Pledges $1M to 'Empowering Under-Represented Students Through Education'
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Coach Pledges $1M to 'Empowering Under-Represented Students Through Education'

Niki McGloster

Niki McGloster. Aug 11, 2020.

The Coach Foundation opened its purse for the Dream It Real initiative.

In a press release, the institution announced a $1 million donation to The Opportunity NetworkBottom Line, and Year Up. The funding will go to the nonprofits’ efforts to help underrepresented students — and students from low-income communities — access better education opportunities.

Each organization offers resources, coaching, and community to young people as they transition from secondary education to higher education to a career.

“I’m proud to continue our commitment to Dream It Real with The Opportunity Network, Bottom Line and Year Up, three partners who share our vision and values,” said Interim CEO and Brand President of Coach, Todd Kahn, in a press release. “It is our goal to fight inequality by empowering under-represented students through education, and to help provide the resources, skills and mentoring they need to make their dreams a reality.”

Since 2008, the Coach Foundation, whose ambassadors include Michael B. Jordan, has given over $50 million toward their mission.

“New partners. Same dream,” Coach posted. “We believe in expanding education and opportunity for all—and hope to help break down the systemic barriers that prevent others from discovering their path and purpose.”