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Staples invests in Hispanic education

SAN FRANCISCO — Staples charitable arm, Staples Foundation, has partnered with The Hispanic Scholarship Fund to expand educational outreach and scholarship opportunities for Hispanic students and their families. As part of this partnership, Staples Foundation is awarding a $100,000 grant to fund community outreach programming and 22 Staples scholarships for Latino college students majoring in business, according to the company. This is the first partnership between HSF and Staples

In addition to scholarships and support for educational outreach, this partnership includes an investment in HSF's career center, which promotes employment opportunities for Hispanic college graduates, according to a press release. The career center will feature job opportunities for HSF alumni and other Hispanic college students seeking positions at Staples.

"Staples Foundation is supporting Hispanic Scholarship Fund and its efforts to bring educational and employment opportunities to Latino youth who are leaders in their community," said Amy Shanler, director of community relations for Staples Inc. "Through this partnership, Staples Foundation will help diverse youth obtain the resources and skills they need to achieve academic success and realize their potential to become tomorrow's business leaders."