Tractor Supply Co. and its foundation have given a $100,000 grant to the nonprofit Conexión Américas, which works to connect Latino families with information, local resources, support networks, and opportunities for advancement in the Hispanic community in Middle Tennessee. Both the rural retailer and the Latino organization are based in the Nashville area.
Through the grant, Conexión Américas will work collaboratively with Tractor Supply to offer bilingual skills-based trainings that include resume building, interview preparation and job readiness training in the Latino community. Tractor Supply will also frequently 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 will be an integral part of two large events celebrating Hispanic Heritage: The Latin Party and Cafecito.
The goal is that this will give 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 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.”
Fuerte Juntos, Tractor Supply’s Hispanic Team Member Engagement Group, frequently supports Conexión Américas through volunteer activities, including at a recent hiring event held during Hispanic Heritage Family Day at the Nashville Zoo. The grant will generate additional volunteer opportunities for the TMEG, as well as all interested Tractor Supply team members.