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Bank of America Pays it Forward

June 30, 2016 YOUTH, EMPLOYERS   + SHARE THIS

Sr. Vice President for Enterprise and Community Engagement, Dean Andrews (second from left in photo) and Bank of America get it.  By getting young people interested in banking early and by giving them leadership skills and real work experience, they are playing a critical role in developing their future workforce and the future talent for the region. 

For their long time commitment to youth employment in Hartford, and their "hands on" connection to Capital Workforce Partners youth programs and for the meaningful internships they provide to the city's youth each year - paying their wages, Bank of America was awarded the 2016 Workforce Star Business Award June 2016. 

From CWP's Career Connections program years ago, to participating in Youth Jobs Fairs, to helping to recruit other employers to provide internships, to providing financial support, Bank of America pays it forward.   

"Their leadership program even pays to send Student Leaders to Washington DC for a conference in the summer," says Rich Davis, who nominated Bank of America for the business category award.  Thank you Bank of America.

In the photo (l-r):  East Hartford Mayor Marcia Leclerc, Bank of America's Dean Andrews, Connecticut Banker's Association and incoming Capital Workforce Partners Board Chair, Tom Mongellow, and Capital Workforce Partners CEO and President, Tom Phillips.