June 22nd, 2022 by Goodwill
Bank of America Awards Grant to Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County
Funds will expand Goodwill’s workforce development programming
WILMINGTON, DE – Leading regional workforce development provider, Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County, has received a $100,000 grant from Bank of America. The grant will help to expand the number of people served through Goodwill’s programming focused on strengthening communities and improving economic mobility. Through programs such as the Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator® powered by Google.org, Goodwill is equipping people with the knowledge and expertise needed to succeed in the evolving 21st century job market.
“Goodwill provides job training programs and employment placement services to people from all walks of life – those with disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, and others facing challenges to finding employment. The economic and employment outlook that we face today underscores the dire necessity of this work,” said Colleen Morrone, President and CEO, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County. “We appreciate Bank of America’s generous award and continued support of our non-profit mission to improve the quality of life for people facing barriers to self-sufficiency, through the Power of Work.”
The grant is part of Bank of America’s philanthropic giving efforts in local communities. Awardees were selected for their commitment to addressing basic needs and workforce development for individuals and families, during the coronavirus pandemic.
“The work that Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County is doing through workforce development initiatives to improve the quality of life for Delawareans with barriers to self-sufficiency is critical,” said Chip Rossi, President of Bank of America Delaware. “With this support, Goodwill will continue to improve economic mobility through its vital job placement and skills training programs.”
About Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County
For more than 100 years, the mission of Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County has been to improve the quality of life for individuals with barriers to self-sufficiency through the Power of Work! This mission is supported by proceeds from donations to our retail and e-commerce operations, and revenue generated through our Industrial Services and Staffing Services programs. In 2021 alone, through our Workforce Development programs, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County provided more than 9,400 services and served more than 3,000 people throughout the region. For information on our stores, donation locations, or services, visit our website: www.GoodwillDE.org.
Bank of America
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