Bank of America has named social service agency Tacoma Community House a 2020 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders awardee for the Puget Sound region. Byrd Barr Place in Seattle was also an awardee.
The nonprofits were selected for their work in the community to address issues fundamental to economic mobility, according to a release from Bank of America.
As an awardee, each organization receives a $200,000 unrestricted grant, a year of leadership training for the executive director and an emerging leader, a network of peer organizations across the United States, and the opportunity to access capital to expand their impact, according to the release.
Tacoma Community House, which is 110 years old, creates opportunities for immigrants and other community members in the Puget Sound region through services focused on self-sufficiency, inclusion, and advocacy, the release states.
Annually, Tacoma Community House provides 3,500 program services to 3,200 individuals from more than 115 countries through four core programs: immigration, education, employment, and advocacy for victims of crime.
Tacoma Community House will use the grant toward general operations, growth, and expanded partnership with the REACH Center, which focuses on at-risk youth and young adults.
The organization selected Yasmin Wang, finance manager, as its emerging leader to partake in the year-long leadership training.