FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — The Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) announced Tuesday that Bank of America recently made a hefty donation toward Career Nexus, an initiative that provides young adults with work-based experience.
According to CVCF, Bank of America donated a $300,000 grant towards Career Nexus’ Work Readiness Certificate program.
“Bank of America is continuing their steadfast support for innovative and impactful investments in Fresno,” said CVCF CEO Ashley Swearengin. “Bank of America’s grant directly invests in residents from underserved and disinvested neighborhoods and connects them with paid, work-based learning internships in high-growth, high-wage sectors.”
Career Nexus is part of Fresno DRIVE (Developing the Region’s Inclusive and Vibrant Economy) and focuses on developing a talented future workforce within Fresno. Interns are paid for their time and Career Nexus gives employers “access to a more robust workforce pipeline.”
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CVCF said this is the second grant provided by Bank of America to Fresno DRIVE. The first was for $50,000 in 2019.
“Bank of America’s leadership gift invests in the community, its young adults and local employers who benefit from a career-ready, diverse and talented workforce,” said Career Nexus CEO Kurt Madden. “This investment will help young adults grow their skillsets and work experience, and inspire career paths within their interest areas to earn a good wage.”