Burien’s New Futures Gets DuPont Pioneer Grant for Family Advocacy


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Burien’s New Futures received a $1,000 DuPont Pioneer grant towards their Family Advocacy programming this week.  

“Every day at Pioneer we are working hard to develop seeds that will help feed a dramatically growing population,” said Steve Reno, Pioneer Western business unit director. “We also recognize that feeding people alone does not help make our communities healthier and safer places to live. That is why we are so proud to support program like New Futures that are working to help make future bright for the citizens they serve.”

“We are so grateful for the grant from Pioneer,” said Jenn Ramirez Robson, Executive Director at New Futures. “This support will help us provide free family advocacy programs right in the apartment complexes where families live. These programs ensure that low-income immigrant and refugee families in our community build skills, access community resources, develop support networks and solve challenges.”

Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for community outreach grants are given to communities where Pioneer representatives, employees and customers live and work and that support quality-of-life initiatives to create an improved, sustainable lifestyle for people worldwide.

DuPont Pioneer is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success™. For more information, visit www.pioneer.com.

New Futures is a non-profit that “partners with families in their communities and with educators to ensure that children succeed in school and in life.” It’s located at 630 SW 149th St., Suite B in Burien; (206) 248-9647; website: www.newfutures.org.

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