Walmart recently announced that it will use $2 million to support minority students pursing internships in politics. The grant, which was announced earlier this month, will be given to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Institute to be used to recruit and support diversity in government. This recent commitment is a continuation of previous financial commitments which has led to Walmart giving more than $6 million to both organizations over the past few years.
The $2 million will “be distributed to the CBCF and the CHC over three-years to help provide paid internships to Latino and black college students and young professionals. The money will also go towards housing costs, monthly stipends, and leadership training.”