BankWork$® Celebrates Endorsement by Texas Bankers Association, Partnership to Help Expand BankWork$ Across Texas

BankWork$, a signature program of the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation and the national nonprofit organization CareerWork$®, is celebrating the endorsement by the Texas Bankers Association and its partnership to help expand the program across Texas in the coming years.  

The Texas Bankers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Bankers Association, has also committed $5,000 to Dallas College’s BankWork$ program, to support the program’s expansion to its Richland campus in Fall 2021. 

You can also find more information about this announcement on the Texas Bankers Association website. 

“We train for success in the financial industry and beyond, and we are excited to be partnering with the Texas Bankers Association to bring our free career training program to more communities across Texas,” said Sherry Cromett, President of CareerWork$. “Our BankWork$ program teaches hard and soft skills needed to succeed in banking and engages employers throughout the program to provide industry insight and integrated recruitment opportunities. We work in communities where we can have the greatest impact and partner with local workforce development organizations, banks, and financial institutions to match great hires with great jobs.”     

Dallas College BankWork$ Instructor Elishima Myles (center) with her BankWork$ students.

BankWork$ is an outstanding program that aligns with many important TBA objectives – including access to talent for our member banks, increasing diversity and inclusion within our workforce and, ultimately, elevating the socioeconomic well-being of local communities across the state,” said Brent Cox, vice president of member relations at the Texas Bankers Association. “Our next step in partnering with CareerWork$ will focus on expanding the BankWork$ program to a second training center in Dallas, establishing a Houston campus and expanding into additional cities across Texas.” 

Operating in 13 cities around the country, BankWork$® helps young adults from low-income communities build meaningful careers in banking, through a free, eight-week career training, placement assistance, and ongoing coaching. Since the program’s inception, more than 3,600 graduates have secured entry-level positions with career potential across the country. Seventy-two percent of graduates remain employed twelve months after they are hired. More than half of BankWork$ students are bilingual and 82 percent of its graduates are people of color.