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Bank of America supports Civic Works, Caroline Center with financial surprise – WBAL TV Baltimore

Bank of America supports Civic Works, Caroline Center with financial surprise  WBAL TV Baltimore

Bank of America is surprising local organizations with big checks. The financial institution hopes to provide funding and leadership training to nonprofits while building up underserved neighborhoods.They didn’t just award one group in Baltimore, but two different local nonprofits.Lynn Selby, the executive director of the Caroline Center, thought she was just doing a normal interview about her organization.”Really, preparing the wonderful women of Baltimore City for careers in allied health,” she said.She explained the importance of their work in the community.”The women here are trained for 15 weeks in either certified nursing assistant or pharmacy tech,” she said.But then, the Bank of America awarded the group $200,000. It was a lot of excitement as the Caroline Center celebrates its 25th anniversary.”This gift is really a gift of future or forward-looking gift for Caroline Center. We’ve done such great work for the past 25 years, but as I said, as you think about strategic planning and the need of women in Baltimore and how one of the things I like to say is, ‘We don’t want to just be in the community, we want to be of the community,” Selby said.The Caroline Center will receive more than just money.”It comes with leadership training, both for the executive director and an emerging leader. So that capacity building along with the funding really is a differentiator,” said Janet Currie, president of Bank of America Greater Maryland.That’s not all. Bank of America made a second stop at Civic Works. Civic Works is Baltimore’s Urban Service Corps and AmeriCorps program with a mission to strengthen the community through job training and volunteerism.”It will enable us to get technical assistance for all different parts of Civic Works, expand our capacity and provide more training and service opportunities for folks in the communities,” said Dana Stein, executive director of Civic Works.Civic Works just celebrated its 1,000th graduate of the Center for Sustainable Careers in October.​

Bank of America is surprising local organizations with big checks. The financial institution hopes to provide funding and leadership training to nonprofits while building up underserved neighborhoods.

They didn’t just award one group in Baltimore, but two different local nonprofits.

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Lynn Selby, the executive director of the Caroline Center, thought she was just doing a normal interview about her organization.

“Really, preparing the wonderful women of Baltimore City for careers in allied health,” she said.

She explained the importance of their work in the community.

“The women here are trained for 15 weeks in either certified nursing assistant or pharmacy tech,” she said.

But then, the Bank of America awarded the group $200,000. It was a lot of excitement as the Caroline Center celebrates its 25th anniversary.

“This gift is really a gift of future or forward-looking gift for Caroline Center. We’ve done such great work for the past 25 years, but as I said, as you think about strategic planning and the need of women in Baltimore and how one of the things I like to say is, ‘We don’t want to just be in the community, we want to be of the community,” Selby said.

The Caroline Center will receive more than just money.

“It comes with leadership training, both for the executive director and an emerging leader. So that capacity building along with the funding really is a differentiator,” said Janet Currie, president of Bank of America Greater Maryland.

That’s not all. Bank of America made a second stop at Civic Works. Civic Works is Baltimore’s Urban Service Corps and AmeriCorps program with a mission to strengthen the community through job training and volunteerism.

“It will enable us to get technical assistance for all different parts of Civic Works, expand our capacity and provide more training and service opportunities for folks in the communities,” said Dana Stein, executive director of Civic Works.

Civic Works just celebrated its 1,000th graduate of the Center for Sustainable Careers in October.

Source: wbaltv.com

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