As we count the ways that we are grateful during this season of giving thanks, let us start with deep gratitude to Bank of America. Teach For America and the Human Services Campus have been named as the 2020 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders® awardees for Phoenix. The nonprofits were selected for their work in the Phoenix community to address issues fundamental to economic mobility, specifically educational inequalities in low-income communities and ending homelessness.
As an awardee, each organization receives a $200,000 grant, a year of leadership training for the executive director and an emerging leader, a network of peer organizations across the U.S., and the opportunity to access capital to expand their impact.
“As we consider many of the challenges that our community is facing – from the health crisis brought on by the coronavirus to the need for progress on racial equality and economic opportunity – the Neighborhood Builders program is a relevant and timely initiative to support the communities we serve,” said Benito Almanza, Arizona market president, Bank of America. “This program enables partners like Teach For America and Human Services Campus to their services in these unprecedented times of demand and unforeseen challenges that the ongoing pandemic created.”
“Being recognized by Bank of America for the work being done at the Human Services Campus to help individuals experiencing homelessness is deeply gratifying,” said HSC Executive Director Amy Schwabenlender. “The Neighborhood Builders grant will reinforce and enhance our efforts both on the frontlines and strategically as we work collectively to address and find solutions for homelessness across the entire Valley.”
Thank you Bank of America for this incredible grant and opportunity!