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Foot Locker & LISC Team Up To Distribute $1.26M In Grants To BIPOC-Led Nonprofits

Foot Locker is on a mission to advance health, wealth, and upward mobility within Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities. The Foot Locker Foundation has teamed up with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to fund nonprofit community organizations empowering youth in BIPOC neighborhoods, according to a press release. The funding will come in the form of grants and will focus on continuing the athletic wear company’s mission to provide economic opportunity and racial equity for all.

Shanique Yates

Jan 14, 2022

Foot Locker Surprises 20 High School Students With $20K Scholarships

These high school students are in for a real treat! The Foot Locker Foundation has announced its 2020-2021 Class of Scholar Athletes which includes 20 high school students from across the country who have exemplified academic excellence, strong skills in sports and within their communities. Each recipient will receive a $20,000 scholarship for the school of their choice. “We know that a quality education provides significant opportunities and breaks down barriers for today’s youth,” shared Richard Johnson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Foot Locker, Inc. “No young person should be forced to sacrifice their education because of cost. Our goal is to provide financial support to these exceptional individuals and help take that burden off their shoulders so they can focus on what matters – their academic work and personal growth. I’m incredibly proud of this year’s winners who have overcome so much all while working tirelessly in their communities to drive meaningful change.”...

Shanique Yates

May 26, 2021

Foot Locker, LISC Partner To Launch $3M Program Empowering Youth And Black Communities Across The U.S.

Foot Locker Inc. and the Foot Locker Foundation have both teamed up to join forces with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) in a partnership to launch a $3 million, multi-city program that aims to empower youth as well as Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities over the next two years. According to a press release, the multi-million dollar program will operate across 12 metropolitan areas where the Foot Locker brand shows up largely in local communities — including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia and San Francisco. The Community Empowerment Program will distribute $20,000 grants to nonprofit organizations in these cities that prioritize serving underserved youth, as well as people of color, in an effort to bridge the gaps that exist in health, wealth, equality and opportunity throughout America. “Inspiring and empowering youth culture is at the core of who we are. We are...

Njera Perkins

Apr 27, 2021

Tristan Walker's Passion For Staying Fresh Lands Him Spot on Foot Lockers Board of Directors

Foot Locker announced the election of Tristan Walker, founder of Walker&Co. and Bevel, to its Board of Directors, effective February 2, 2020. Walker took to his twitter to express his excitement about his new position. “Some news! This day is one of the most exciting of my career as it was announced that I was elected to the Foot Locker, Inc. Board of Directors, starting Feb 2, 2020.” He went on to say, “I’m beyond excited about this opportunity. I LOVE Foot Locker, Inc’s portfolio of brands (Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Footaction, Champs, Eastbay, and others) and its mission to empower and inspire youth culture. The company and its brands are so iconic and have had such a profound impact in my life. Many thanks to the wonderful board and CEO, Dick Johnson for this opportunity. This is so amazing.” Walker took Silicon Valley by storm with his success as the head of business development at Foursquare during 2009 -2012 where he landed 300 merchant partnerships with brands like...

Devin Crudup

Jan 31, 2020