Teach For America–Miami-Dade Receives Workforce Development And Education Grant From Bank Of America Charitable Foundation

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Miami, July 5, 2016—Teach For America today announced that it has been named a recipient of The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s 2016 Workforce Development and Education grant. The grant is part of a more than $525,000 collective investment in support of workforce development and education programs across South Florida. The grant will support Teach For America’s work in recruiting, training, and supporting a pipeline of diverse leaders who make lifelong commitments to expanding opportunities for all children, beginning with teaching in Miami-Dade’s highest need classrooms.

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 Miami-Dade County, the grants will impact 89,338 individuals.

“It is possible for every student in Miami to have access to an excellent education, but it will take all of us – students, families, educators, business and community leaders – working together to realize that goal,” said Samantha Hoare, executive director of Teach For America – Miami-Dade. “Bank of America’s investment in this work helps to provide the necessary financial resources that we need to make a significant impact with the communities we serve.”

Teach For America has been a community partner in Miami and Dade County since 2003. This year, as Teach For America celebrates its 25th anniversary nationally, approximately 200 corps members led high-need classrooms across the city, reaching over 13,500 students, and more than 460 Teach For America alumni are working throughout Miami to expand opportunities for children growing up in low-income communities.  

About Teach For America

Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding college graduates and professionals to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity. Today, 8,600 corps members are teaching in 53 urban and rural regions across the country while more than 42,000 alumni work across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. Teach For America is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Bank of America Corporate Social Responsibility

 At Bank of America, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is critical to fulfilling our core purpose of making people’s financial lives better. A commitment to growing our business responsibly is embedded in every aspect of our company, from our policies and practices to our services, products, governance and employee benefits. An important part of that commitment is forming strong partnerships across sectors, including nonprofit organizations serving community needs, bringing our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. We’re proud of our employees’ volunteer efforts, support of diversity and inclusion, and environmental and social responsibility. Across our company, we’re focused on simplifying banking and investing, advancing better money habits and making an impact in communities around the world. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about and follow us on Twitter at @BankofAmerica.

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