The College of Mount St. Joseph received a $50,000 grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation for student co-op positions with the Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services (HCJFS).
This is the second consecutive year the Mount has received this grant which funds Mount students’ co-op positions with HCJFS. It is a win-win opportunity for both groups—HCJFS gains valuable employee support with students’ salaries paid by a grant. This past year, nine students, including majors from business administration, communication studies, criminology, and sociology, received co-op positions with HCJFS.
“The value of the Mount’s strong liberal arts core curriculum is evident since we’re able to offer these co-op positions to students pursuing a variety of majors,” said Jen Franchak, director of the career & experiential education center at the Mount. “Thanks to the generous support provided by this grant, students at the Mount are able to provide a service to HCJFS and also gain valuable social service experience this organization provides.”
“We are thrilled to have formed this exciting partnership with the College of Mount St. Joseph and Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services,” said Christine Bochenek, vice president and senior program manager for The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation. “These students will play a crucial role in filling the gap and applying their skills set at HCJFS.”
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation is an independent family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents in this region. The Foundation concentrates its efforts and resources in areas about which Carol and Ralph were most passionate: Arts and Culture, Community Development, Education, and Human Services. In collaboration with the region’s stakeholders, the Foundation is dedicated to help lead the way to a strong and vibrant community across ten counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.