Category: Press Release

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month: Bilingual Instructor Luz Hernandez with Partner Association House of Chicago Helps “Improve Lives and Communities”

Born in Michoacan, Mexico on a small farm, Luz Hernandez came to the United States with her family as an immigrant, as her parents worked to “provide us with better opportunities”– support she now provides to community members as a BankWork$® Instructor with our partner Association House of Chicago.    For Luz, her work is rooted in a strong desire...

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Three Ways CareerWork$ Adapted to Meet the Challenge of the COVID Pandemic and Continue Our Impact

Over the past 18 months, organizations across the country navigated the rapid changes of the pandemic. CareerWork$ worked closely with partners around the country to adapt, pivot, and pivot again—and as a result, we’re still marking milestones like graduations and job placements among our graduates.   Here are three ways we adapted and continued our...

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2020 BankWork$® Graduate Leah Bright Featured Speaker at Pennsylvania Bankers Association Young Professionals Conference

Leah Bright, a 2021 graduate of the BankWork$ program with our training partner Philadelphia OIC, was a featured speaker at the recent Pennsylvania Bankers Association 2021 Young Professionals Conference, where she shared her career journey to a role with our employer partner Citizens Bank.   Earlier this year, Leah was seeking a new career. Her mother first told her about...

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“BankWork$ Gave Me the Blueprint to Launch My Career”: 2019 Graduate Tama Robinson Reflects on Her Path to Her New Career in Financial Services

Tama Robinson’s journey to her new career started with her car radio.   The lifelong Milwaukee resident was driving when she heard an advertisement for the inaugural BankWork$ class with our training partner Employ Milwaukee. Tama quickly jotted down the number and made the call. With a new class starting in two weeks, Tama raced to meet the application...

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CareerWork$® Celebrates Key Milestone As 4,000 Program Graduates Have Started New, Meaningful Careers

CareerWork$ is celebrating a key milestone: more than 4,000 graduates of its BankWork$® and CareerWork$ Medical® programs have started new, meaningful, and lasting careers after completing these programs.   “The real impact behind this incredible milestone is that it means more than 4,000 families now have far more economic stability,” said Sherry Cromett, President of CareerWork$. “That’s a milestone worth celebrating. As we...

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BankWork$® Graduate Ashley Yates Builds A New Career in Financial Services with Wells Fargo

Before her career in financial services, Ashley Yates was working in retail in the Los Angeles area, and feeling stuck.  “I wasn’t really looking for a future. But I knew I needed a future.”   So when Ashley’s mother told her about a free career training opportunity she’d seen with our training partner in the Los Angeles area, JVS...

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CareerWork$® Announces Alexis Jones as Latest Recipient of the Marc Hill Rising Star Award

CareerWork$ announced today that Alexis Jones, an April 2021 graduate of the BankWork$® program with our training partner Association House of Chicago, is the second and latest recipient of the CareerWork$ Marc Hill Rising Star Award. This spring, Alexis began her new career in financial services as an Associate Banker with Chase Bank. Launched in...

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Free Career Training Program BankWork$® Comes to Oakland; Eight-Week Comprehensive Training Begins August 23 to Help Connect Great Jobs with Great Hires in Financial Services

BankWork$®, a free, eight-week career training program to help open doors to lasting careers in banking, is coming to Oakland through a partnership with the national nonprofit CareerWork$®, Fremont Adult and Continuing Education and Oakland Adult and Continuing Education. The program provides the skills needed for any entry-level banking position with great career potential. Positions include roles such as teller,...

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As Instructor for Our CareerWork$® Ready Program, Angeline Sullivan Draws on Career-Long Drive to Help “Change Lives”

Angeline Sullivan’s long career serving her community has been guided by a simple mission.  “I have always wanted,” Angeline says, “to help change lives and overcome barriers.”  Today, as an Instructor with our partners YWCA Seattle | Snohomish | King for our new job readiness training program, CareerWork$® Ready, Angeline is doing just that. As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on...

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CareerWork$® Program Manager Ruby Sloan Gives Back to the Program That Opened Doors for Her

If you are a BankWork$® or CareerWork$ Medical® Instructor, Career Navigator, employer partner, training partner, or even a Seattle-area BankWork$ student, chances are you’ve worked with CareerWork$ Program Manager Ruby Sloan.    Since she joined the team in 2017 as CareerWork$’s second program employee, Ruby has been instrumental in launching new programs, expanding to new markets, and supporting thousands of graduates as they enter new careers.  She is a key...