Walmart Inc. and Walmart.org said Thursday that they plan three new initiatives, including $5.4 million in investments, aimed at building on their work to advance equity in education.

One of these adds three leading historically black colleges and universities to the list of academic partners in Walmart’s Live Better U program, which offers free educational opportunities to Walmart workers.
Employees can now enroll at Morehouse College, Spelman College or North Carolina A&T State University through Live Better U. The program fully covers tuition and books for Walmart and Sam’s Club workers pursuing college degrees or professional certificates through its 16 participating institutions.

“These new partners further demonstrate our commitment to create a path for associates to learn, grow and discover their career journey,” said Lorraine Stomski, senior vice president of learning and leadership at Walmart.

“As we work to become an even more diverse employer, what better way to fill the pipeline of future talent than with our own associates?” Stomski said.

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