In the wake of protests for racial justice during the summer of 2020, companies made general pledges to make their organizations anti-racist. That has created more room for some foundations to make those commitments a reality. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is one of those organizations in Michigan.
The foundation is also working to support children, and those who take care of them, and to create more well-paying jobs for Michiganders.
“As we leave people behind, we’re not just leaving them behind, we’re preventing our state from growth and opportunity.” — La June Montgomery Tabron, president & CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Listen: Where the Kellogg Foundation is investing its money to help Michiganders.
La June Montgomery Tabron is the president & CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. She says if every adult had the opportunity to enter the workforce, it could create $92 billion of gross domestic product for the state by 2050, adding that when the state specifically prevents Black Americans from entering the workforce, Michiganders hinder their shared fate.
“As we leave people behind, we’re not just leaving them behind, we’re preventing our state from growth and opportunity,” says Tabron.