Bank of America and the Urban League of Central Carolinas have embarked on a skills-based mentorship program. Beginning in February, this program is intended to provide ULCC Clients with the skills and expertise to successfully prepare for and maintain employment. During the 3-month program, eleven ULCC graduates will be paired with 11 Bank of America employees.
“Seeing the news and what is going on in the community, too many people believe our country and the community don’t care for them, their families or their futures,” Bank of America Global Learning Executive Chris Payton said as he addressed mentees. “Today I want you to hear a different message. You matter to us and you matter to this community and country. Because you matter, Bank of America is working directly with ULCC on this new mentoring program. This program will strengthen our existing bond and will focus on the most important challenge in front of us; the ability for people to find and keep living wage jobs,” he said.
This new initiative is just one example of the ways Bank of America employees are using their skills to give back to the community. Bank employees also engage in skills-based volunteer activities such as teaching financial literacy, serving on nonprofit boards and committees, tutoring in schools, organizational consulting, and providing other forms of support needed by community-based organizations.