Urban Alliance Baltimore receives $200K grant from Bank of America
Ursula V. Battle | 12/23/2016, 6 a.m.
continued “This grant provides us with the opportunity to be creative and flexible, which is something that non-profits rarely have,” said Smith. “That is a very special component to this award because it allows us to be flexible to meet the needs of those we serve. This award also provides professional opportunities that will allow our clients to grow into professional leaders over time.”
Kevin Wilson, an alumnus of the Urban Alliance Baltimore is one of them. The 18-year-old currently attends Baltimore City Community College (BCCC), and plans to become an accountant or international banker.
“The program opened my eye to see the business world is a great place to be,” said Wilson, who is a graduate of Northwestern High School. “Through the program, I was able to get a paid
internship with Bank of America. It was amazing. I was given the wonderful opportunity to see how people do business.”
He added, “I sat among business people who earned their degrees, are working as executives, and I listened to what they had to say. I also learned about loans, how they work, how you should come into a bank and discuss loans, and buying a house. I watched and learned how business is handled, and that experience was invaluable.”
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