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Bank of America Names Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso as Neighborhood Champion

Bank of America Names Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso as Neighborhood Champion Program Provides $50,000 in Grant Support and an Opportunity for Virtual Leadership Training

Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso has been named as the 2021 Bank of America Neighborhood Champion in recognition of the organization’s remarkable work to support the area’s youth and advance economic mobility for families.
As part of the program, Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso is receiving $50,000 in grant funds and an opportunity for staff to engage in virtual leadership training delivered by experts in the nonprofit sector. The organization promotes positive outcomes for predominately low-income, Latino youth in the targeted areas of academics, healthy lifestyles, and character and leadership Development.
While many schools and youth programs closed their doors during the pandemic, the Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso stepped in to provide much needed support to close virtual learning gaps and ensure struggling kids in the community had a safe place to excel academically and make positive life choices.
“Whether it’s partnering with professionals from the community on STEM, high-yield learning activities that develop critical thinking, or public speaking training, our programming goes beyond just helping kids with their homework,” said Anthony Tomasheski, CEO for Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso. “We are teaching them how to communicate, identify problems, and ask for the assistance they need.”
The Boys and Girls Clubs of El Paso don’t just help children in their community. Last November they partnered with a local foundation to provide free Thanksgiving dinners to 1,000 families. The grant from Bank of America will enable the Boys and Girls Clubs to increase their reach to even more families in need and provide leadership training to staff.
“The Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso continues to offer opportunities and resources that are critical to our community’s growth and future success,” said Kristi Marcum, President for Bank of America El Paso. “Their organization means that kids and their families can chart a path toward greater social and economic stability, and we’re proud that our grant funds will support their mission as they grow and expand their services to more El Pasoans.”
The Neighborhood Champions program is an extension of the bank’s signature philanthropic initiative, Neighborhood Builders®, the largest corporate philanthropic investment in nonprofit leadership in the country. Since the program’s inception in 2019, Bank of America has invested $6.3 million in 126 organizations within 42 communities.
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