News Release
Posted by The Molina Cares Accord

The MolinaCares Accord Launches Health Care Scholarship Program in
Partnership with Climb Community Development Corporation in Gulfport

The MolinaCares Accord Launches Health Care Scholarship Program in
Partnership with Climb Community Development Corporation in Gulfport


Rhonda Frazier, Rhonda.Frazier@MolinaHealthcare.com, 562-980-3849

GULFPORT, Miss., Sept. 13, 2021 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in
collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Mississippi (“Molina”), is partnering with Climb
Community Workforce Development (“Climb CDC”) to launch a scholarship program that
will enhance Climb CDC’s workforce development services. While the organization
already offers classes in construction and culinary arts, MolinaCares’ $25,000 grant will
expand their health care services division and offer scholarships toward medical
certification classes at Nywes Healthcare.
“We are pleased to build upon our partnership with Climb CDC and join forces in this
important effort to make quality education and job training more accessible for
Mississippians in the Gulf Coast,” said Bridget Galatas, plan president of Molina
Healthcare of Mississippi. “MolinaCares is dedicated to advancing health and social
equity, and we look forward to continuing to invest in society’s next generation of workers.”
The scholarship program will support high school graduates, GED certificate holders, and
any young adult seeking careers as a nursing assistant, phlebotomist, or dialysis
technician. In addition to funding tuition, the MolinaCares scholarships will cover the
expenses of all necessary supplies and resources, such as books, personal protective
equipment, uniform, and resume support.

“We are grateful to MolinaCares for their support of Climb CDC,” said John Whitfield, chief
executive officer of Climb Community Development Corporation. “This donation will help
further our efforts to make education more attainable for everyone in our community.”
MolinaCares is also launching a similar scholarship program in partnership with
Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville.
About The MolinaCares Accord
Established by Molina Healthcare, Inc., The MolinaCares Accord oversees a community
investment platform created to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged
populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions
that improve health, life, and living in local communities. The MolinaCares Accord funds
such measures through The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3)
established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.
About Molina Healthcare of Mississippi
Molina Healthcare of Mississippi has been providing government-funded, quality health
care since 2018. The Company serves members through Medicaid (Mississippi
Coordinated Access Network/MississippiCAN and Children’s Health Insurance
Plan/CHIP) and Marketplace. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina
Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 4.7 million members