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Skills for Cities: Common Impact to Connect Corporate and Nonprofit Worlds to Advance Efforts Around Racial and Digital Equity

One-day skills-based volunteer event will bring nonprofits together with their corporate peers to create actionable solutions for capacity-building challenges
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NEW YORK, October 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Among the many consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the outsized negative impact it has had on communities of color and the organizations that serve them. Pre-existing challenges like the digital divide have been exacerbated, with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) facing less access to reliable internet service and the devices needed to access digital work opportunities, online education, and, increasingly, essential needs like healthcare.

$2M Grant to UNC-Chapel Hill Program Will Rebuild, Fortify Local Economies Across North Carolina and Beyond

Funding from the Truist Foundation will support equitable economic development for communities hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic
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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.

In Case You Missed It: Creating Equitable Access to Capital for Black-Owned Businesses

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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.

Truist Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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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.

Faith and Financing Create Better Care for Atlanta's Homeless

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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.

Truist Executive Leaders Spend Time with Small Businesses

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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.

Truist Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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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.

Truist and EVERFI Launch No-Cost Early Literacy Program for Educators, Families and Community-Based Organizations

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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.

How Hank Aaron Helped Others Keep Swinging

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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. 

Saving One of D.C.'s Oldest Hardware Stores

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“Is there anything you can do to help?” Jerry Siegel was on the phone with his bank. It was spring 2020, and COVID-19 was threatening his business and the health of his employees.

Siegel and his son, Mike, own one of the oldest hardware stores in Washington, D.C. Their news-conscious customers began raising concerns about the coronavirus as early as January 2020. “Things just spiraled out of control so quickly,” says Mike Siegel.

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