Youth Action Project Receives $30,000 Grant From Bank Of America


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Reena Mitchell, Bank of America representative; Matt Burns, Bank of America representative; Joseph Williams, CEO Youth Action Project; Al Arguello, Bank of America Inland Empire Market president; Stephanie Drago, Alejandro Escobar, Leslie Cubias, Clarisse Austria (YAP Site Coordinators)

  San Bernardino, CA –Youth Action Project will be able to provide increased job training opportunities to our youth.

    “I’m happy to accept a $30,000 contribution from Bank of America, on behalf of Youth Action Project (YAP). The contribution will allow YAP provide education & employment opportunities to more than 100 “out of school youth”, helping to drive economic opportunity for the most vulnerable in the Inland Empire.” Said Joseph Williams, chief executive officer. 

    Youth Action Project was one of eleven San Bernardino area organizations to receive funding from Bank of America.

    Funds from Bank of America will be used to match a recent workforce development grant awarded to YAP by the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board. YAP will help the County implement the GenerationGo program by providing work-based learning opportunities to out of school youth, ages 16 to 24. Youth will have access a variety of career and educational services through Youth Action Project. YAP workforce services are designed to help enhance job skills, develop leadership qualities, explore career options, participate in adult and peer mentoring opportunities, and take advantage of work experiences.

    Bank of America aims to remove the barriers to economic mobility and likes to partner with organizations that are really having an impact in the region”, said Al Arguello, Inland Empire Market President for Bank of America. “Bank of America is committed to working with organizations that put those who have served on the path to economic self-sufficiency.”

    Bank of America made the check presentations at its San Bernardino branch during a short ceremony on Tuesday, June 19.

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