Bank of America presents award to City Year Miami

Pictured (l-r) are Saif Ishoof, Esq.; Angelica Bertot; Jordan Plante and Bethany Copeland, City Year Miami; Gene Schaefer and Maria Alonso, Bank of America.

Every year, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation supports non-profit organizations whose work builds vibrant, strong communities. Gene Schaefer, market president for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, recently presented the Neighborhood Excellence Builder Award to City Year Miami, accepted by Saif Ishoof, Esq., executive director, and other City Year Miami employees.

The award, comprised of $200,000 in operating support and leadership development training, recognizes, nurtures and rewards community-based organizations working to improve their communities by addressing critical needs in areas such as education and community development.

“Through our Neighborhood Excellence Initiative we are helping generate meaningful and sustained economic and social impact in Miami,” Schaefer said. “By supporting organizations such as City Year Miami, we are leveraging the combined strength of our philanthropy and lending and investing initiatives to help set opportunity in motion for our organizations, students, families and entire neighborhoods.”

As a Neighborhood Builder, City Year Miami is recognized for the role it plays in improving the quality of life and opportunities for the children and families they serve. The Bank of America program also strengthens the capacity and leadership development of City Year Miami executives.

City Year Miami recognizes Bank of America as a Team Sponsor for Miami Southridge High School. As such, a diverse team of eight to 12 corps members will represent the bank as they dedicate a year of their lives to serving their community and developing the skills to become active citizens and civic leaders.

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