NeighborhoodLIFT® program will offer $20,000 down payment assistance grants and homebuyer education for eligible Sacramento County and West Sacramento residents; special parameters for veterans, military, teachers and first responders
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/– Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its local network member, NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center Sacramento Region, today announced an additional $6 million donation by Wells Fargo to boost homeownership through the NeighborhoodLIFT® program for Sacramento County and the city of West Sacramento.
After a snowboarding accident left him paralyzed, Trevor Kennison was determined not to give up his passion. His recent Wells Fargo Ski Cup victory is one more milestone en route to the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games.
Trevor Kennison lay on the ground looking up, as snow fell on his face.
It was Nov. 15, 2014. Just moments earlier, he’d attempted a jump while snowboarding in Vail Pass, in the Rocky Mountain backcountry of Colorado, but he lost control when the snow caught the edge of his snowboard and flipped him forward. Visit Wells Fargo Stories to watch the video.
More than 130 public and private organizations, including Wells Fargo, have come together to support Read by 4th, a citywide effort in Philadelphia to address on-track literacy.
Karisa Barlow has always loved to read. So when she learned about an opportunity to advocate for literacy in Philadelphia and help kids discover their passion for reading, she jumped at the opportunity.
“I had that support to develop a love of reading early on, and a lot of what I’m doing is carrying on that example and sharing it with other people,” Barlow said. “I also worked as a special educator. This is a way to keep connecting with kids in my community and support education.”
From firefighters and police officers to veterans, hundreds of first responders across the U.S. have become homeowners with help from Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT® program.
From the first time he set foot in a fire station, David Budd felt like he was home. As a boy, he had fallen in love with the idea of being a firefighter and spent years working to become one. It was a proud moment when he eventually landed a full-time job as a first responder.
But that was nothing compared to the day he walked into his first home as a homeowner, said the 23-year-old native of suburban Charlotte, North Carolina.
A new community medical group, supported by a $1 million grant from Wells Fargo, aims to help the “health care desert” in South Los Angeles.
Dr. Yulsi Lili Fernandez Montero grew up in a medically underserved community like Compton, California, and knew she wanted to practice medicine in a similar community when she finished medical school. Today she is a family medicine and addiction medicine doctor practicing with the MLK Community Medical Group in Compton. However, she said the decision to practice in this type of community can be difficult for many doctors.
Simone Scott and her children are among the first residents of the Conway Center, an affordable housing development in Washington, D.C., that also provides job training, health care, and other resources, thanks to a grant from Wells Fargo.
Just a few years ago, Simone Scott lost her job, lost her home, and suffered a seizure while pregnant, all in a short period of time, leaving her, her young son, and newborn daughter homeless. But after learning about the nonprofit So Others Might Eat, or SOME, Scott received housing and support, allowing her to get back on her feet. Today, she is enjoying her new home at SOME’s Conway Center and hopes to give back to others like herself as a wellness consultant.
In recognition of Black History Month, Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, reflects on the state of economic justice in the U.S.
‘Viewpoints’ invites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League.