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Posted by The MolinaCares Accord

Celebrating Black History Month 

The MolinaCares Accord and Molina Healthcare are proud to support organizations working to increase equitable outcomes for underserved communities.  Part of the MolinaCares vision is addressing racial, social and financial barriers to health and well-being. In February, we celebrate the culture, contributions and success of Black Americans. Below are some of the partners and programs MolinaCares is supporting to make a difference in Black communities.

United Negro College Fund (KY)

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) received a $10,000 donation from the Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation and Passport by Molina Healthcare to provide scholarships in Kentucky. UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. Each year, UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships to students attending more than 1,100 schools across the country. The two-year partnership with UNCF aims to grow Kentucky’s pool of health care workers and close crucial gaps in the health workforce.

Metro United Way – Black L.O.V.E. Philanthropic Partnership (KY)

Our work with Metro United Way in Louisville aims to address racial inequality by funding organizations in Kentucky that address gaps in education, mental and physical health, food access and more. A $10,000 grant to the organization’s Black L.O.V.E. (Live, Own, Vote, Excel) Philanthropic Partnership helps fund community organizations supporting working to address systemic inequality. With support from MolinaCares, the Black L.O.V.E. Philanthropic Partnership will continue its crucial work in the Greater Louisville area, accelerating community economic development and bridging gaps in access to key health and health-related services.

Springboard to Success – Take Flight College Reception (IL)

The Take Flight College Reception celebrates the achievements of Chicago Housing Authority youth and aims to inspire students as they transition into the collegiate environment. Our partnership with Springboard to Success meets a critical need through this event by providing attendees with college necessities that are not covered by scholarships for tuition. MolinaCares support provided 175 students with brand-new Chromebooks to ensure recipients have the tools to succeed on campus. As part of the reception, soon-to-be college students also received essentials such as linens, towels, toiletries and school supplies.

National African American Male Wellness Agency (KY)

The MolinaCares Accord is proud to support the National African American Male Wellness Agency (NAAMWA) in its goal of empowering African American men to understand their health risks and take action towards living a healthier life. With MolinaCares grant funding, NAAMWA was able to provide over 4,000 free health screenings and relevant health education programs to African American males in Kentucky. We are honored to have made this contribution to NAAMWA’s Wellness Initiative which has provided tens of thousands of black men across the country with free health screenings.

Broken Men Foundation (VA)

Broken Men Foundation (BMF) is dedicated to rehabilitating young men with behavioral issues by providing emotional and professional support. We are proud to contribute to its mentoring program by funding conflict resolution trainings as well as trauma and family intervention counseling for at-risk youth. This programming serves as part of BMF’s 20-week mentoring program that offers males ages 11 to 17 with a structured curriculum to learn essential skills. Additional programming includes resume building, financial literacy, vehicle maintenance and CPR training. BMF also provides program participants stipends to pay for college preparation services, scholarships, school lunch and educational programming.