Bank of America Invests $250,000 to Support Job Training Efforts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2021
EL PASO, TEXAS – On Tuesday, June 29, The Bank of America Charitable Foundation approved a grant to Project ARRIBA in the amount of $250,000. This is composed of $100,000 from the local El Paso Bank of America (over a three-year period), and a one-time $150,000 investment from the national Bank of America Foundation.
This funding support will provide a pathway to meaningful employment as essential healthcare workers for women of color typically underrepresented in the workforce.
Project ARRIBA will accomplish this by using its nationally recognized case management approach, that includes a holistic form of wrap-around support services to remove barriers for students in training. This support promotes job training success and increases academic retention and graduation rates.
The partnership with Bank of America will strengthen our region’s workforce development efforts and response to future COVID-19 staffing shortages, while empowering our community with a higher education in a family sustaining, living wage demand career.
The continued partnership with Bank of America has allowed Project ARRIBA to improve the quality of life for over 1,600 low-income El Pasoans with job placed graduates earning over $49,000 a year.