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Grant from Bank of America Funds College-And Career-Readiness Programs For Girls Ages 14-18 at Girls Inc. of Dallas

$20,000 contribution will help prepare teenage girls for college and career success


A $20,000 grant from Bank of America will support college- and career-readiness activities and workshops for teen members of Girls Inc. of Dallas, a nonprofit that prepares girls ages six to 18 to take charge of their daily lives through afterschool and summer enrichment programs. The grant will support college visits and fairs, exploration of internship opportunities and workshops focused on interviewing skills, resume and essay writing, career etiquette, career exploration, college admissions and financial aid, and other aspects of pursuing a successful postsecondary path.  
Girls Inc.’s college- and career-readiness program aims to ensure that girls are prepared for a successful future by providing the tools and resources needed to access postsecondary opportunities. The grant will help enhance these opportunities to explore and plan for different career paths and choose and apply for colleges while building self-esteem, confidence and leadership skills.
“With this grant, Bank of America is making an important contribution to our critical college- and career-readiness program,” noted Lori Palmer, Girls Inc. of Dallas CEO. “The grant will help enhance the activities and workshops we offer our teen girls to inspire and prepare them for success after high school.”
“Bank of America recognizes that jobs and education are vital to advancing economic development, and we continue to look for ways to support innovative programs that help young people connect with employment success,” said Richard Holt, Dallas President, Bank of America. “The bank’s contribution to Girls Inc. is just one of the ways we are supporting education and workforce development organizations in our community and improving local economies across the country.”
About Bank of America Corporate Social Responsibility
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About Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas
Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas aims to inspire all girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold. For more than 40 years, Girls Inc. has provided effective life skills and enrichment programs that empower girls to take daily charge of their lives. At four campuses, Girls Inc. offers learning and development opportunities for personal effectiveness, academics and career planning so that girls ages six to 18 are inspired to lead successful, independent and fulfilling lives. To learn more, visit


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