Tractor Supply announced that its foundation has provided grant funding to Conexión Américas, a nonprofit that works to connect Latino families with information, local resources, support networks, and opportunities for advancement in the Hispanic community in Middle Tennessee.
The Tractor Supply Foundation presented the nonprofit organization with a $100,000 grant to assist with its efforts in providing Latino families the opportunity to achieve their own American Dream through programs that focus on social, economic and civic integration.
“The Tractor Supply Foundation is proud to partner with Conexión Américas, as they are an incredible resource for thousands of Latino families here in Middle Tennessee and across the country,” said Melissa Kersey, executive vice president, chief human resources officer of Tractor Supply Company and a board member of the Tractor Supply Foundation. “By working together, we can overcome language and cultural barriers to connect with those who share our passion for Life Out Here. We are excited for this grant to help us grow our team to better reflect, support, and celebrate the communities we serve.”
Through the grant, Conexión Américas will work collaboratively with Tractor Supply to offer bilingual skills-based training that includes resume building, interview preparation, and job readiness training in the Latino community.
Tractor Supply will also post job opportunities directly on the Conexión Américas online job board and will be regularly highlighted in the organization’s communications materials to raise awareness of the company.
In addition to the workforce opportunities, Tractor Supply said it plans to be an integral part of two large events celebrating Hispanic Heritage – The Latin Party and Cafecito.
Fuerte Juntos, Tractor Supply’s Hispanic Team Member Engagement Group (TMEG), frequently supports Conexión Américas through volunteer activities, including at a recent hiring event held during Hispanic Heritage Family Day at the Nashville Zoo.
This grant will generate additional volunteer opportunities for the TMEG along with all interested Tractor Supply Team Members, the farm and ranch retailer said.
Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Tractor Supply operates 2,016 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and 178 Petsense by Tractor Supply stores in 23 states.