OneMain Financial Awards $10,000 Grant to Tackle Tomorrow, an After School Educational Program in the Dallas Community
EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 2, 2018--OneMain Financial announced today that it has awarded a $10,000 grant to Tackle Tomorrow, a nonprofit program in the Dallas community that helps students improve their reading, writing and math skills. The grant will be used to further enhance the educational tools the program provides.
“At OneMain Financial, we’re committed to helping improve the financial health of our customers, and we believe this starts with education at a young age. This is something that is often overlooked, but is vital to long-term financial wellness,” said OneMain Financial Chief Marketing Officer Kim Wijkstrom. “This is a fantastic program, and we are truly excited to partner with Tackle Tomorrow and make a difference in the Dallas community.”
Tackle Tomorrow was founded in 2014 and is part of the Today Foundation, an organization whose mission is to support and create effective programs that set young people on a trajectory for success in life. Founded by five-time NFL champion, Charles Haley, and co-founder Bob Bowie, the program brings the Istation Reading and Math educational programs to kids struggling to read and compute, in addition to providing other tools including trained instructors, computers and tablets.
“The potential to love learning exists inside each child, and we’re grateful to OneMain Financial for their support,” said Haley. “There’s so much power in education, and it’s our job to help children unlock that power through reading and math.”
The grant services up to 500 students at Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center in Dallas. A check presentation will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center located at 4200 Metropolitan Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210.
About OneMain Financial
OneMain Financial (NYSE: OMF) has been offering responsible and transparent loans for over 100 years. With more than 1,600 locations throughout 44 states, the company is committed to helping people with their personal loan needs. OneMain and its 10,000 team members are dedicated to the communities where they live and work. For additional information, please visit OneMainFinancial.com.
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