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Cuyahoga Community College receives $600,000 grant from Bank of America

Paul Krasinic

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CLEVELAND, OH — The Bank of America has announced a partnership with Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) with the mission of helping and supporting the college’s Adult Diploma Program, focusing on career exploration, essential workplace skills, and job placement. This is a four-year, $600,000 partnership.

The Adult Diploma Program at Tri-C prepares graduates for in-demand careers such as health care, administration, food services, and many more. This grant is part of the bank’s recently expanded $1.25 billion, five-year commitment to improve racial equality as well as economic opportunity.

The investment focuses on creating more opportunities in areas of job creation and reskilling, small business support, access to affordable housing and healthcare. These are the areas in which long-term systemic gaps have existed and prominent changes are necessary to achieve long-term progress.

This initiative is in line with Bank of America’s ongoing work in Northeast Ohio to address underlying social issues while also helping the advancement of racial equality. Bank of America has worked for many years with nonprofit partners, business and civic leaders, elected officials, and others throughout Ohio to help boost the economic opportunity in the area through workforce development opportunities, especially in communities of color.

The funds from the gift will help the College’s Adult Diploma Program in increasing the number of enrollment and completion after both have been impacted by the pandemic. This is done by enhancing efforts of career coaching, improving access to workforce credentials, and eliminating the barriers to student success such as lack of access to technology, child care, and transportation.

“With this grant, Bank of America is demonstrating its commitment to providing access to an education and a better future for all Northeast Ohio residents, no matter their background or access to resources,” said Megan O’Bryan, president of the Tri-C Foundation. “One of our primary missions as a community college is assisting those who are most in need of access to education and a pathway to a better life. The gift from Bank of America will greatly assist us in accomplishing that mission.”

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