Pennsylvania American Water Proudly Recognizes American Water Charitable Foundation 2022 Workforce Readiness Grantees

Recipients include three nonprofit organizations across Pennsylvania

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Nov. 15, 2022) – The American Water Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, recently announced three organizations were awarded a 2022 Workforce Readiness Grant, supporting communities served by Pennsylvania American Water.

“We believe that providing people with access to educational opportunities that allow them to grow and progress professionally is crucial to our shared success as a community,” said Justin Ladner, president of Pennsylvania American Water. “To that end, I am honored to announce that three local nonprofit organizations have been awarded $52,500 in funding from the American Water Charitable Foundation to support workforce development programming. We congratulate these outstanding community partners and thank them for their efforts.”

The Workforce Readiness grant is part of the American Water Charitable Foundation’s Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program, focusing on three pillars of giving: Water, People and Communities.  Below is a full list of Workforce Readiness grantees throughout Pennsylvania.




“The American Water Charitable Foundation is pleased to partner with organizations across Pennsylvania American Water to help improve job readiness skills for young adults and outcomes for youth as they prepare to be future leaders of tomorrow,” said Carrie Williams, president, American Water Charitable Foundation.  “Funding for the Workforce Readiness grant helps support general career readiness, financial and business literacy, positive youth development and more.”

Learn more about Pennsylvania American Water’s community impact, here.

Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people. For more information, visit and follow Pennsylvania American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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