Barrick Gold Corporation Commits $1.2M to Communities In Schools of Nevada

Barrick Gold committed $1.2 million over four years to fund programming at Sedway and Adobe middle schools.

Michael Brown of Barrick Gold and Dr. Zachary Robbins, Principal. Michael Brown of Barrick Gold and Dr. Zachary Robbins, Principal.

This past September, at a student celebration at Marvin M. Sedway Middle School in North Las Vegas, Communities In Schools of Nevada announced a new partnership with Barrick Gold Corporation. Barrick Gold committed $1.2 million over four years to fund programming at Sedway and Adobe middle schools.

“The youth of Nevada are facing more challenges than ever,” said Michael Brown, Barrick’s vice president of corporate and external affairs. Approximately 85 percent of the 1,400 students at Sedway and 40 percent of the 700 students at Adobe are currently living below the poverty line. “Barrick chose to partner with Communities In Schools because of its proven track record. This funding will enable students to receive critical services such as medical care, food, clothing and tutoring.”

At Sedway, funding will support two full-time site coordinators to facilitate programs and services, which include tutoring, a food pantry and a resource room with school supplies. A site coordinator and case manager will be based at Adobe to serve the needs of students, which include administering a school-wide breakfast program.

“I applaud Barrick for its commitment to these children and for supporting the services needed for them to achieve their goals and move forward to a successful life,” said Terri Clark, CEO of Communities In Schools of Nevada. “This funding will be vital to their future and will provide the services needed to transition into high school, higher education and a vocation.”

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