$750,000 Investment From KeyBank to Create New Program at Case Western Reserve University to Address Issues Involving Diversity, the Digital Workforce and More Equitable Neighborhoods
October 07, 2021 at 05:30 AM EDT
KeyBank is investing $750,000 to create a new program at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) that will help address issues on diversity, the digital workforce and more equitable neighborhoods. This transformative grant is part of KeyBank’s $40 billion National Community Benefits Plan and is symbolic of the bank’s longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The KeyBank Partnership for Equity through Education and Community Impact at CWRU program will help to address issues on diversity, the digital workforce, and more equitable neighborhoods.
“We are proud to partner with Case Western Reserve University as they address systemic barriers many students in Cleveland face each day,” said Timothy Burke, KeyBank Northeast Ohio Market President. “The KeyBank Partnership for Equity through Education and Community Impact is an innovative program that will provide young people in Cleveland with opportunity, guidance and bright futures.”
"We deeply appreciate KeyBank's support for promising high school students in Cleveland and East Cleveland," Case Western Reserve President Eric W. Kaler said, "as well as their engagement with our National Center for Mixed-Income Communities. These investments in local young people and Cleveland neighborhoods benefits our entire community."
The Partnership will support three key areas:
Along with the financial investment and as a part of the Partnership for Equity, Case Western Reserve will work with KeyBank to promote opportunities for Key employees to meet and mentor students in the program and work in the neighborhoods supported by NIMC in Cleveland and beyond. There will be opportunities for Key leaders to provide guest lectures and to introduce the students to Key’s human resource groups which help them see a pathway forward toward a career.
Read more about KeyBank’s investment in Case Western Reserve University here:
KeyBank invests $750,000 into new program at Case Western Reserve University – Crain’s Cleveland Business
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