PBSC RECEIVES $200,000 GRANT FROM BANK OF AMERICA
From the Boca Raton Tribune:
To drive a classroom-to-career pipeline of highly trained individuals, Palm Beach State College was awarded a Bank of America grant of $100,000 annually for two years, totaling $200,000. The funds will increase completion and job placement rates of underserved students by providing career placement, guidance, academic support and sustainable opportunities as part of the Transforming Communities workforce initiative at the Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Cross-Cultural Equity Institute.
“As we remain focused on improving equity and inclusion for all students, Bank of America’s generous donation will accelerate our mission to improve student retention and close the graduation gap for minority students,” said PBSC President Ava L. Parker. “We know the extra support will continue to propel students ahead while answering the booming market’s demand for skilled employees. Ultimately, it will benefit the entire community and quickly put students at the forefront of today’s vital industries.”
"As part of our ongoing commitment to advancing economic mobility in the communities we serve, Bank of America’s support to PBSC will provide transformational educational opportunities for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders,” said Fabiola Brumley, president, Bank of America Palm Beach County.
“Together, we can address the long-standing inequities in our community by preparing diverse and talented students to be career-ready to meet the hiring demands shared by our local businesses.”