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YMCA of Central Mass Receives Grant to Help Boost Local Workforce Skills

Thursday, May 12, 2016

 

Girls Inc is one of the nonprofits receiving money

The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)  of Central Massachusetts is one of 9 non profits receiving a grant from Bank of America to boost local workforce skills.  The grant will help the Y's teen programming, which equips students with the  skills to graduate high school, go on to college and become leaders in the community.                 

“With support from Bank of America, the YMCA of Central Massachusetts is nurturing the potential of youth through initiatives like the Minority Achievers Programs, Youth & Government, Spartacus and Y-Fit. Through their investment, we will deepen our impact in the 57 communities in the heart of the Commonwealth," said Kathryn Zingg Hunter, President/CEO, YMCA of Central Massachusetts. 

Bank of America has provided financial support for YMCA programming for more than 15 years. 

Bank of America Grants 

Bank of America announced on Wednesday that $63,000 in grants will be distributed to nine nonprofits working to increase educational and workforce development opportunities in Worcester. 

“Investing in our workforce is one of the ways we are addressing issues fundamentally connected to economic mobility. We’re proud to partner with nonprofit organizations from across the state that are helping to build a more sustainable community,” said Ed Shea, Worcester market president, Bank of America.

The nonprofits that are receiving support focus on connecting youth and adults, including the unemployed and underserved, to workforce opportunities and education and skills-building. The funding will help individuals living in low income neighborhoods who are impacted by unemployment and other barriers to participation in the workforce. 

The other organizations receiving grants are: 

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest
  • Bottom Line
  • Girls Incorporated of Worcester
  • LUK Crisis Center
  • New Garden Park, Inc.
  • Seven Hills Foundation
  • Worcester Community Action Council
  • Worcester Youth Center

The grants are part of Bank of America's commitment to responsible growth as it works to improve the financial lives of individuals and families in Worcester. 

Bank of America 

At Bank of America, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is critical to fulfilling our core purpose of making people’s financial lives better. A commitment to growing our business responsibly is embedded in every aspect of our company, from our policies and practices to our services, products, governance and employee benefits. 

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