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9 Oct 2015

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

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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

 

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