JBU's Creciendo Juntos Receives Tyson Grant

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (Oct. 26, 2023) – John Brown University's Creciendo Juntos program received a grant from Tyson Foods totaling up to $20,000.

Creciendo Juntos, Spanish for "Growing Together," empowers Latino students living in the U.S. to flourish in higher education through a supportive community focused on mentorship, education and service, helping students fulfill their God-given potential.

This investment will allow Creciendo Juntos to help over 75 students attend workshops, host community events such as Loteria Night and the Hispanic Heritage Festival, and cover the cost of book vouchers.

"We are grateful to partner with Tyson as we look to positively impact the lives of our students and our community," said Marcos Gutierrez Angulo, Creciendo Juntos program director. "Tyson's partnership will create both immediate and long-term impact, and we look forward to seeing students transformed as a result."

Additionally, Gutierrez hopes this investment from Tyson Foods will improve college enrollment, retention and graduation rates.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide this investment in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and to assist in improving the lives of our neighbors,” said Tim Grailer, senior director of social impact, Tyson Foods. “We take seriously the responsibility we have as a community member to help scale the good work being done by our nonprofit partners.”

For more information on Creciendo Juntos, please visit www.jbu.edu/student-life/creciendo-juntos/.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top-ranked university (The Wall Street Journal) and top-ranked regional university (U.S. News), JBU enrolls more than 2,200 students from 37 states and 42 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBU offers over 50 undergraduate majors, with top programs including nursing, psychology, business, computer science, construction management, graphic design, family and human services, and engineering. Eighteen graduate degrees are available in business, counseling, cybersecurity, and education.

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