Walmart Donation Helps Transcend STEM Education Grow Their Mission of Alleviating Poverty Through Education and Workforce Development - Good360

Walmart Donation Helps Transcend STEM Education Grow Their Mission of Alleviating Poverty Through Education and Workforce Development

  • Transcend STEM Education  
  • Dallas, TX 
  • https://transcendstem.org/   
  • Walmart Stores 1216, 265 and 426 
  • Lives Impacted: 100+ 

 

As Told to Good360 by Haphen Muchapondwa of Transcend STEM Education 

Transcend STEM Education connects with the community and local schools to provide STEM-focused career guidance, resume writing, certifications and workforce development. Donations received from Good360 and Walmart have been used at local events like the Buckeye Community Fair and the Irving High School/Lively Pointe Supplies for Success events, to name just a few.   

In some cases, donations were used to teach certain concepts such as budgeting and other financial lessons at the Transcend Training Institute, where participants with “Transcend Dollars” can “shop” for items of their choosing.  Recipients enjoy the fun and engaging activities and get to pick whatever donations they need while learning financial lessons in the process.   

Our recipients are low income households primarily under 125% of federal poverty level. The Walmart donations have been extremely helpful in providing motivation for community participation. We have seen more participant sign ups when they know that they will be receiving products which they desperately need but cannot afford, and this has helped grow our mission to alleviate poverty through education and workforce development. Classes are free for program participants and they get to bring home a variety of needed items which range from clothing and shoes to housewares. These donations have helped empower our participants by creating a sense of belonging and community engagement. We realize that Walmart is there not only as a business, but to give back as well.  Thank you to Walmart and Good360 for helping us provide needed goods to more than 100 individuals trying to improve their lives. 

Shari Rudolph
Shari Rudolph
shari@good360.org

Shari Rudolph is Chief Marketing Officer of Good360 and is an accomplished retail, digital commerce and media executive with a strong track record of building audience, revenue and brands. Shari’s previous experience includes management consulting as well as various executive and leadership roles at both start-ups and large media and retail e-commerce companies in Southern California, New York and Silicon Valley. She is also an adjunct professor teaching classes in marketing, advertising and entrepreneurial studies and she earned her MBA from The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.



 
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