11:47 AM / Saturday March 2, 2024

9 Oct 2015

Citizens Bank supports Project HOME with $25,000 contribution to create opportunities for Philadelphia’s homeless

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
October 9, 2015 Category: Local Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Citizens Bank is supporting Project HOME with a $25,000 contribution. Pictured from left are: David Bowerman, Vice Chairman and Head of Business Services for Citizens Bank, Sister Mary Scullion, President & Executive Director, Project H.O.M.E., and Dan Fitzpatrick, President of Citizens Bank of PA,NJ, and DE.


Citizens Bank is supporting Project HOME with a $25,000 contribution to increase workforce development efforts and to support training programs.  The contribution is being given to help Project HOME’s Adult Learning and Workforce Development Program (ALWD) which serves to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty by providing education and job training.

“We are proud to support Project HOME with its track record of helping Philadelphians in need,” said Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, President of Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. “There is no more important issue in Philadelphia than jobs and we are committed to helping those less fortunate with job training.  We believe in Project HOME and its ability to help break the cycle of homelessness.”

Project HOME‘s Adult Learning and Workforce Development Program is a critical program that provides comprehensive training to individuals to make sure they have access to education, internships, certification programs, job training and ultimately job placement. The program is designed to help formerly homeless people and those living in poverty to become more competitive in the job market which can lead to greater employment and greater financial security for them and their families.

The Citizens Bank grant will help Project HOME achieve its goals of increasing participation and success in the program. “We are honored by Citizens Bank’s continued support of our mission to end homelessness and poverty,” said Sister Mary Scullion, President and Executive Director of Project HOME. “Citizens Bank’s generous support will build critically needed financial independence fr those we serve, changing the trajectory of lives.”

The ALWD program is designed to improve literacy and technology skills and to provide six-week training programs that lead to jobs or college admissions. In addition, the program provides services for adult learners to boost their earnings potential. Funding from Citizens Bank will help Project HOME increase the number of ALWD participants to 850 and empower adults in the area to improve the quality of their lives and the future of their neighborhood


  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Philly NAACP

Philadelphia NAACP News

February 18, 2024

Tweet Email Tweet Email Related Posts Philadelphia NAACP news as of Feb. 2 Philadelphia NAACP Branch News...

Color Of Money

Commentary: Carpenters Union’s apprenticeship diversity push can lead to success and job fulfilment in the construction industry

March 2, 2024

Tweet Email By Treyvon Ratcliff Hayes ABOVE PHOTO: Treyvon Ratcliff Hayes, a Philadelphia public high school graduate,...


Six tips to improve sleep quality for overall well-being

March 2, 2024

Tweet Email FAMILY FEATURES Despite a rising number of people searching for the term “sleep” in 2023,...


Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl 2024 

February 12, 2024

Tweet Email The Kansas City Chiefs narrowly beat the San Francisco 49ers, becoming the 2024 Super Bowl champions. The...

Fur Babies Rule!

Dog grooming advice to keep pets clean and healthy

March 2, 2024

Tweet Email FAMILY FEATURESRegular grooming can keep your dog looking and smelling his or her best, but...


‘Soaring’ over hills or ‘playing’ with puppies, study finds seniors enjoy virtual reality

February 23, 2024

Tweet Email By Terry Spencerassociated press POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Retired Army Col. Farrell Patrick taught computer...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff