SUNRISE, FL – (July 15, 2016) –The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced Arc Broward as a recipient of their 2016 Workforce Development and Education grant. ARC Broward will use the funds ($10,000) to support initiatives in financial education and job skills training, both of which help our community thrive. Funds from this grant will also be used to fund scholarships for ARC Broward’s Entry Level Culinary Arts Certificate program.
The grant is part of a more than $525,000 collective donation to support workforce development and education in South Florida.
Arc Broward is a not-for-profit human services organization dedicated to providing services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and other life challenges.
For years, Bank of America has invested in South Florida’s workforce development and education infrastructure, helping individuals and families build better money habits and find pathways out of poverty. In addition, the grant provides small businesses with technical assistance and support to help them thrive. This year alone in Broward County, the grants will impact 18,449 individuals.
“Through the Workforce Development and Education grant, Bank of America is making a lasting impact in our community for people with disabilities and other life challenges. We are honored to be a recipient,” said Arc Broward President/CEO Dennis Haas. “Bank of America provides a great example of the potential of corporate social responsibility with this award and a model for investing in nonprofit organizations like Arc Broward.”
ABOUT ARC BROWARD
Since 1956, Arc Broward has worked hand-in-hand with the community to provide the encouragement and opportunities that create life-changing outcomes so that people with disabilities and other life challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities.
The not-for-profit organization operates three “mission-based” enterprises that provide training and employment opportunities for individuals served while generating revenue to help fund services. These include the Arc Educates, Arc Culinary and Arc Tech. Arc Broward also provides services through 21 programs in nine locations across Broward County. To learn more or to donate, visit (www.arcbroward.com) or call (954) 746-9400. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Bank of America Corporate Social Responsibility
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