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Walmart Awards $600,000 to AAPD for Internship Program

Money to fund leadership opportunities for students with disabilities in the nation’s capital

WASHINGTON Feb. 15, 2011 $600,000

Washington, D.C.

AAPD is building on its pilot Congressional and Federal IT internship programs, sponsored by the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) and Microsoft, respectively, over the past 10 years.  

Helena Berger

Washington Washington, D.C.

Tony Coelho Washington

With Walmart’s grant and the continued support of the HSC Foundation and MEAF, AAPD is able to invest and radically expand this unique and innovative internship program. Walmart’s grant also represents the largest single investment in the history of AAPD.

"Walmart is not just invested in creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities, but also helping cultivate its young leaders to be the future of the disability community," said Crosby Cromwell, Walmart’s Senior Manager of Constituent Relations.  "Our grant to AAPD will help make this a reality, and give even more future leaders with disabilities a chance to demonstrate their capacity, skills, and potential to become our nation’s leaders."

AAPD website www.aapd.com

www.walmartfoundation.org

SOURCE American Association of People With Disabilities

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