On Friday, October 19, we gathered to celebrate the graduation of Cohort #4 for the Unidos in Finance Program. In attendance were representatives from US Bank, Chase, Seattle Credit Union, and Bank of America, including HOLA, Bank of America’s employee network group. Several social service providers also attended to learn more about the program and its alumni from previous cohorts.
Executive Director Estela Ortega delivered a moving speech encouraging our students to dream big and reach high. While most of our graduates had already received job offers from Bank of America before graduation, all of them, including former students still job hunting, left graduation with multiple job offers to choose from and a big boost to their self-esteem.
Unidos in Finance, Cohort #5 already started Monday, October 22, with 12 students enrolled. We are excited to help prepare these students as they take the first step to build a career in the financial service sector and cannot wait to help them celebrate their success in obtaining employment at our next graduation on December 12.