DANVILLE, Va. -

The Danville Regional Foundation is giving Averett University an almost $2 million grant.

The $1,929,750 will go toward a new center for community engagement and career competitiveness. The money will also be used to hire staff who will focus exclusively on service-learning, volunteerism and career readiness.

The center will partner will Danville Community College and Piedmont Community College, public schools, businesses and nonprofits.