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Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa & The Art Institute of Austin Grant

By: Janessa Armstrong

February 3, 2022

What: The Art Institutes is the recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Hyatt Community Grants program, provided to address critical skill and labor shortages in the hospitality industry. The grant will aid the organization in its efforts to provide job and skills training for under-resourced youth populations through The Art Institute of Austin in Bastrop.

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The Art Institutes were submitted for the grant through the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa in Cedar Creek, Texas, with whom the school’s partner to provide externs and employees to help meet staffing needs at the hotel.

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Why: The Art Institutes, through its Workforce Solutions program, supports workforce development through corporate training, career training and continuing education in the areas of design, media arts, culinary and fashion. The Hyatt Community Grants program works with Hyatt hotels and resorts all over the world to donate money to nonprofits doing important work in their communities. Since 2008, Hyatt has helped direct nearly $3.5 million to over 260 deserving nonprofits in 52 countries. The grants celebrate and build upon the hotels’ long-standing partnerships with local community-based organizations, providing on-the-job training and employment opportunities to Opportunity Youth and under-resourced youth.

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By: Janessa Armstrong

February 3, 2022