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Carol Williams Scholarship Update: Joe Van Acker

Meet Joe Van Acker, a 2020 Carol Williams Scholarship recipient from Alexandria, MN. We surprised him with the award news this spring and caught up with now to see how the $5,500 has helped him so far. How has the scholarship award impacted your educational opportunities? This scholarship has given me the ability to pay for my first year of college without the need for loans. What are you looking…

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Border Foods Scholarship Update: Elaina Lucas

Every year, eligible Border Foods employees have the opportunity to apply for the Border Foods and Carol Williams Scholarship awards. With our application opening date fast approaching, we’re catching up with past recipients to see where they are now! How has the scholarship award impacted your educational opportunities? Winning the Border Foods & Carol Williams Scholarship helped make my goals achievable. I never dreamed I would be able to afford…

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Taco Bell Foundation Give Back to Border Foods Communities

Every year, our Border team members ask customers to Round Up — a fundraising tool used across Taco Bell to support the Taco Bell Foundation. In turn, the foundation helps young people and team members explore their career passions through scholarships, experiences and community support. What’s more, 50% of the funds raised in each local Taco Bell community stay in the community. To that end, this year, Border Foods is…

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Congrats to our 2020 Border and Carol Williams Scholars!

  We are so excited to officially announce the 2020 Border Foods and Carol Williams Scholarship recipients! The scholarships were created in tandem as a way to help Border Foods team members reach higher education goals. The Carol Williams Scholarship carries extra special meaning as it celebrates the memory, passion and dedication of our late VP of Operations, Carol Williams. (watch a quick clip about the scholarship). This year, we…

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Border Team Members Awarded $50,000 in Scholarships

After reviewing more than 1,400 applications for the Live Más Scholarship for Restaurant Employees, the Taco Bell Foundation awarded 157 team members scholarships nationwide. Out of the 157 recipients, six Border Foods team members received scholarships! Discover their submission videos below: Elaina Lucas Passion: Education Restaurant: Fridley,MN #20117 Scholarship $25,000 Kaitlin Carter Passion: Finance Restaurant: Standale, MI #33001 Scholarship: $10,000 Mitchell Sullivan Passion: Sports Restaurant: Buffalo, MN #31015 Scholarship: $5,000…

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Border Foods & Carol Williams Scholarship Questions? We have answers.

Applications for the Border Foods and Carol Williams Scholarship Awards are now open (click here to apply) and we’re hitting the ground running with a few FAQS to read before you apply: Program overview Award details Application details Notifications Document upload Application status Program overview Who is eligible to apply? To be eligible for the Border Foods Scholarship Award, you must: be pursuing any post-secondary education, be an employee of…

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Border Team Members Give Back at Second Harvest Heartland

On Dec. 5, team members from Border Foods HQ, along with local leaders, gathered at Second Harvest Heartland to give back to the community. “Generosity is an important part of our business. Not only do we value giving back to our team members, but also to the communities we do business in,” said Aaron Engler, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer. According to their website, Second Harvest Heartland is a nonprofit…

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WATCH: Border and Carol Williams Scholarship Recipients Revealed

When it comes to working at Border Foods, one thing’s for sure: We’re about more than just making tacos (although let’s admit it, our tacos are pretty dang tasty). This month marked the inaugural unveiling of the Border Foods and Carol Williams Scholarship recipients — an event that took our scholars by complete surprise as Border leaders traveled to a few locations to deliver checks and celebrate with friends and…

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Partnership with Community Rebuilders helps make lives better

Throughout our Taco Bell locations in Michigan, something special is happening. Thanks to Region Coach Vince Bosscher and his team, homeless community members in need can have a chance to work at our restaurants and start new lives for themselves. The program is called Community Rebuilders, and it uses government grants to help folks find housing and work. Plus, the program supports the new employee until they’ve saved enough money…

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Border Foods Raises $300k for Taco Bell Foundation

Twice a year, Border Foods team members participate in a nation-wide fundraiser for the Taco Bell Foundation and the Live Más Scholarship program. The scholarship allows Taco Bell team members to fund higher education goals and ultimately achieve their goals. In order to bring these scholarships to life, for two weeks this Spring, we asked customers in our stores make a donation. And wow, did they ever: In total, we…

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