STOCKTON, Calif .– The Reinvent Stockton Foundation on Monday announced a new two-year grant program for nonprofit organizations that aims to provide economic opportunities for young people in Stockton.
The foundation is partnering with the James Irvine Foundation to provide $ 2.95 million to invest and support various organizations in the city working on important youth-focused issues, from education to the environment.
“During my internship at Restore the Delta, I began to acquire important technical skills that I will use in my career,” said Gloria Alonso Cruz, climate advocate for water, intern at Restore the Delta and student at Sacramento State University. “Being part of this internship program allowed me to understand the environmental impacts affecting the waterways of the Delta and other parts of South Stockton. “
The goal of the grant is to empower youth development organizations to help shape and influence Stockton’s economy in a positive direction so that young people choose to live in the city and the help to develop healthily.
“The Reinvent Stockton Foundation is proud to invest in the youth of Stockton,” said Nikolas Howard, Executive Director of the Reinvent Stockton Foundation. “This grant will help us achieve our vision for Stockton, a community dedicated to investing in our youth and creating a city of opportunity with them.”
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