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Martin University Awarded NBA Foundation Grant to Support Martin WORKS Program

We're excited to share that Martin University has been selected as a recipient of the NBA Foundation Grant, a prestigious acknowledgment of our dedication to uplifting Black youth through initiatives like Martin Works. This grant, part of the NBA Foundation's ongoing commitment to fostering economic empowerment and providing opportunities for Black communities, reflects the importance of our mission.

Since its inception in August 2020, the NBA Foundation has been a driving force in supporting Black youth-serving organizations. With the recent announcement of its 11th round of grants, surpassing $100 million in distributed funds, the Foundation has positively impacted the lives of over 240,000 Black youth through 337 grants to 227 non-profits. Martin University is honored to be among the 46 grantees in this round, receiving $8.66 million to further our mission of empowering Black youth through education and mentorship, particularly through our Martin Works program.

"We are incredibly grateful to the NBA Foundation for this grant, which will enable us to expand our Martin WORKS program ensuring that more underserved people in our community have access to the resources and support they need to succeed," said Dr. Sean Huddleston, President of Martin University.

This grant aligns with our values and goals, as we strive to create new pathways to success by developing diverse workforce-ready students in an inclusive, supportive and collegiate environment. By collaborating with organizations like the NBA Foundation, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of disenfranchised people in our community and beyond.

Martin University is excited to utilize this grant to continue supporting our students and creating pathways to success. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the NBA Foundation for their support and partnership in this important endeavor. To learn more about the NBA Foundation visit


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