The Workforce Institute received a $35,000 unrestricted grant in the category of workforce development for its work providing job readiness training, industry specific certifications and post-secondary education to individuals with limited resources.

“We are delighted to have been selected to receive the 2016 Champions in Action Award for Workforce Development,” said Wendy-Anne Johnson, Executive Director of The Workforce Institute. “This award will go a long way to help The Workforce Institute break the cycle of poverty by continuing to provide students with personalized support in a small learning environment and cultivating skills to obtain quality jobs in high growth industries.”

Champions in Action is part of Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities, the bank’s program designed to enhance quality of life and economic vitality in local communities. It provides support for small nonprofit organizations to recognize their contributions to communities throughout Pennsylvania. To date, the program has awarded 40 nonprofits for than $1 million in grants and promotional support in Philadelphia. View the coverage from NBC10 from the award ceremony.