Funding from the Truist Foundation will support equitable economic development for communities hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic
Chapel Hill, N.C., October 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced new programming that will transform economically distressed communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Focusing on powerful partnerships, the programs will help build resilient local economies with more job opportunities and business growth in North Carolina and across the country.
If you didn’t get a chance to tune in, Yelp held their “Creating Equitable Access to Capital” panel during its annual Black in Business Summit, which you can watch now. The panel featured three leaders in equitable financial services.
In a world where, on average, 1 in 4 people live with a disability, Truist offers an inclusive environment for our differently-abled teammates and clients, including those caring for loved ones with disabilities.
People start lining up outside of Mercy Care as early as 6 a.m. They’re hoping for help at one of the few walk-in health care spots in the clinic. Steve Siler sees them on his way into the office. Sometimes they’ll hold the door for him. They’re always in need. But that’s why he’s there.
It takes courage, conviction & hard work to own a business. Our Executive Leaders recently spent time with several small business owners in Charlotte. Their talent, energy & achievements motivated us to be even more committed to inspiring & building better lives and communities.
At Truist we believe sharing ideas, respecting diverse perspectives and listening to others builds a stronger organization that reflects the communities we serve and helps us succeed as one team.
We further illustrate that belief in our Truist theme for Hispanic Heritage Month – Juntos: Together We Inspire. Our Hispanics Organizing Purpose & Engagement (HOPE) business resource group has organized events for all teammates to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month.
We’re excited to share WORD Force, a no-cost digital early literacy program created with our strategic partner EVERFI, is now available for educators, families and community-based organizations to use at home and outside of the classroom.
It was a two-Kleenex moment for Allan Tanenbaum. “One of the great things we have in life is memories,” he says, grabbing a tissue and reminiscing about his friend, Henry Louis Aaron.
“I’ve been having those memories every day since January 22, 2021,” Tanenbaum says. When Aaron, 86, passed away at his home in Atlanta in January, he left a giant legacy both on the field and off, especially for those closest to him.
When the coronavirus pandemic hit, it changed a lot of people’s perspectives—and gave opportunities to make a difference in new ways.
“We’re in a unique situation here at Truist,” says Michael Brown, a Truist branch leader located in Georgia. “During COVID-19, our world easily faded away,” he says, noting that the pandemic sometimes isolated people and challenged all the social connections we were used to.
“When you think about it,” says Brown, “all we’ve really got is each other. That’s one of the things that we can learn out of this.”