By Holley Nees - email
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) – Solid Foundation Association in Nacogdoches is competing with cities across the nation for grants from Pepsi.
One $50,000 grant would support a GED program targeting deep East Texas high school drop-outs. The other grant is $250,000 to conduct economic empowerment conferences for single mothers.
The program director said they plan to carry out the projects either way, but they really need the grant.
"The parents themselves and all the siblings, if they get the GED it will create job security because the shrinking job market right now, and also afford them to advance them in their current jobs," said Director of Solid Foundation Association John Cannings.