Casino Association of New Jersey announces $50,000 grant to Leaders in Training

March 19, 2024
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This is in addition to the regular engagement casino properties have with the program.

The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) has announced it is providing a $50,000 grant to the Leaders in Training (LIT) program. 

LIT is a program whose purpose is to support at-risk youth in Atlantic City through cooperative education and job training opportunities. 

Casino properties have worked with LIT to create and implement programs, an example being Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, which donated $20,000 to the program in 2023 as part of its ongoing partnership with LIT. 

This latest funding from CANJ is in addition to the regular engagement casino properties have with LIT, which supports meaningful mentorship and workforce development opportunities for young residents of Atlantic City. 

CANJ will look to share information with participants of the program about diverse career paths within the gaming and hospitality industry. 

CANJ President Mark Giannantonio said, “We are so pleased to be able to support our city’s youngest community members.  

“Leaders in Training is changing the lives of hundreds of teens in Atlantic City – and beyond. CANJ is honored to have a small part in these efforts to empower, inspire, and provide opportunities for the community.” 

LIT CEO Ambrose Gray added, “Leaders in Training is thrilled to have the support of the Casino Association of New Jersey. 

“The casinos are an integral part of the vitality of the city, and their support is invaluable in helping us show our future generation that there are real opportunities to grow and thrive in this city.” 

In other news today, The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort has partnered with PathoSans to implement a non-toxic and safe cleaning program. 


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