Texas Mutual Boosts New Danville’s Jobs Program

By: Dion McInnis
| Published 11/21/2022

New Danville clients learn how to make beauty products like lotions, sprays and scrubs, as well as a variety of other products available at New Danville’s online store and at Jazzy Junque resale in Outlets of Conroe shopping center.

WILLIS, TX -- Texas Mutual recently awarded New Danville a $60,000 grant to boost its Job Readiness and Support Program. The funding will go a long way in helping New Danville increase the number of on-site jobs for Wranglers (clients), several of which are revenue generating which will help the program maintain momentum.

“It has long been our vision to provide as many job opportunities for our clients as possible,” according to President and CEO Eva Aguirre. “A key aspect of independence for special needs adults is appropriate employment. Whether our clients work on-site or off, we want to help with finding opportunities and preparing our clients to be successful.”

New Danville was one of 48 nonprofits chosen as grant partners with Texas Mutual’s workforce development and safety training grant cycle focused on fortifying businesses and strengthening the Texas economy. “We are inspired by the dedication these nonprofits have for strengthening the Texas workforce,” said Jackie Sekiguchi, Texas Mutual community affairs manager. “This funding helps organizations that are delivering critical programs in workforce development and safety training, and we’re proud to support them.”

“We are thankful for Texas Mutual’s generous support. With this grant we will be able to accelerate our plans that include increasing the number of production jobs for the items available in our online store and at Jazzy Junque, as well as a variety of on-site jobs. We will be able to advertise in local publications to encourage sales that will then provide more hours for the Wranglers working in those product areas. We could not be more excited or more appreciative of their support.”

If you are interested in supporting our Job Readiness Support Program or learning how your company can benefit from hiring New Danville clients, please contact Eva Aguirre at 936-344-0077.

New Danville is a nonprofit, rural community for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities and those who need similar services.

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