Accenture's Skills to Succeed Initiative Awards Grant to Back On My Feet

May 24, 2013 10:00 AM ET
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Accenture has awarded Back on My Feet (BoMF), a national nonprofit, a grant of $300,000 to expand skills based training initiatives. With this grant, Accenture's total support to BoMF comes to $619,000 since 2011. BoMF promotes running as an effective way to help those experiencing homeless improve their lives and achieve financial independence.

The current grant will support the "Next Steps" program of Back on My Feet. This program combines personal training fwith access to housing opportunities, financial literacy courses, financial aid, job skills training, including engagement with employers to help BoMF members gain new jobs.

Michael Scimo, Managing Director, Human Capital & Diversity, North America, Accenture, said: "Skills to Succeed combines the passion, experience and commitment our people have for nurturing talent and giving back to the community. We share Back on My Feet's commitment to providing people with the skills they need to open the doors to economic independence and long-term employment."

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.