Bank of America recently awarded $70,000 for the Adventist Health White Memorial Healthcare Workforce Development Program, which helps high school and college students (ages 15-25) obtain experience and training in the healthcare environment. Students also learn vital workforce development skills, such as resume development, interview preparation and more. This grant ensures interns receive paid stipends, helping East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights youths balance immediate income needs with long-term professional development.
Why It Matters:
The Bank of America grant addresses poverty’s complex realities and the social determinants of health in East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights by boosting the next generation’s economic resilience. By funding the Workforce Development Program’s paid stipends, Bank of America opens opportunities for upward economic mobility, taking on the intertwined challenges of economic disparity and educational inequity in these underserved Hispanic-Latino communities.
•Bank of America has supported Adventist Health White Memorial for over 30 years with philanthropic support with at least $2 million for more than 2,000 interns.
•In 2006, the company donated $1 million to establish the Workforce Development Program, adding more than $2 million in subsequent support.
•The latest $70,000 gift for intern stipends ensures young people have the resources, encouragement, and tools to pursue professional dreams and contribute to their community. Learn more about the Workforce Development Program by contacting the Charitable Foundation.
Adventist Health White Memorial Charitable Foundation extends its gratitude to Bank of America for ongoing philanthropic support, enabling continued positive change.