Global Workforce

Our signature workforce program Reaching New Heights is creating a pipeline of bilingual talent for the banking industry. Our program prepares underemployed and unemployed diverse candidates in resume development, interviewing skills and customer service – and matches vetted candidates with employers in the financial services industries such as banks, insurance companies and credit unions to diversify the financial workforce.  Our program is creating a #globalworkforce in the banking industry. Checkout our impact

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Through our highly-successful workforce development program, our graduates have landed full time jobs at major financial institutions such as BB&T, PNC, MECU, Wells Fargo, Priority Financial Services and New York Life Insurance Company.

Our graduates are earning between $9,000-$30,000 more in wages as a result of our program,  plus benefits, including health insurance, 401K and paid sick and vacation days.  The Foundation’s impact video features two participant testimonials: https://vimeo.com/207855442 

Job Placement Highlights:

  • Eduardo V., Mexican native, landed a position as a bilingual bank teller at Wells Fargo as a result of our program. He’s been promoted from a teller to a banker. Prior to our program, he was a cook at a local restaurant.
  • Maria G. a native of Nicaragua, has been hired at PNC Bank as a
    bilingual sales and service associate.  She’s now one of the branch’s top selling representatives. In fact, she recently purchased her own car. Prior to our program, she was previously a teacher with hourly wage and no benefits.
  • Carolina O., a native of Colombia, now works at PNC Bank as a
    bilingual teller. Prior to our program, she was a caretaker without benefits.
  • Xiomara V., a native of El Salvador, accepted a job at Priority Financial Services, working in the loan department. She was a custodian prior to our program without benefits such as paid time off.
  • Iris A., a native of El Salvador, received a job as a bilingual teller at Wells Fargo Bank. Prior to our program, she worked as a manager at a local fastfood chain.

    Our Participants Land Successful Careers in Banking

Leading Supporters

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With additional support from: Bank of America, TD Bank Charitable Foundation, BB&T Bank, Wells Fargo and the Baltimore County Public Library!

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