Bank of America Provides Funding for a Women’s Leadership Council Initiative
San Bernardino, CA – Arrowhead United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council received a $10,000 grant from Bank of America to continue its Interview for Success program.
Interview for Success is a program that aims to provide young women with the tools and resources needed to obtain employment. Knea Hawley, Director of Resource Development for Arrowhead United Way, stated: “We are grateful for Bank of America’s generosity. Their support will enable us to assist young women in the community who are underserved and disadvantaged and do not have permanent employment. The goal of the program is to teach success to young women though workforce development, life skills training, and financial education.”
Many of the program participants are referred by local government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and school districts. The participants have barriers to employment such as lack of transportation, childcare, or inappropriate work attire.
A one day workshop was recently conducted at the San Bernardino Employment and Training Agency. The workshop provided coaching for the young women that included interviewing skills, resume writing, and professional etiquette. At the conclusion of the program, participants were provided with a scholarship to overcome a barrier to employment.
For more information about the program or the Women’s Leadership Council, contact Knea Hawley at 909-884-9441 x224 or KneaH@AHUW.org.
AUW is a volunteer driven organization that actively supports health and human services by focusing on youth services, family services, and basic needs. These services address the underlying causes of the community’s issues and create lasting change. The organization was established in 1891 and is led by prominent respected community leaders; it is one of the oldest United Ways in the country.
AUW encourages individuals to become more involved in the community by giving, advocating, and volunteering. For more information about how to become involved with AUW, please call (909) 884-9441 or visit www.ArrowheadUnitedWay.org.