Wells Fargo Foundation presented a $20,000 check to Fresno EOC at the Youth Summer Enrichment Showcase on July 25. This contribution will support Fresno Street Saints and Employment and Training programs as they continue to provide support and educational opportunities for youth.
“We want to support programs like these two because we think it’s important to start teaching young people about financial stability, how to develop their skills for a career, how to be leaders in our community,” said Geri Yang-Johnson, Wells Fargo Vice President and Community Relations Sr. Relations.
The check was presented at the end of the Fresno Street Saints Summer Youth Enrichment Program, where youth participate in a six week program focusing on activities related to leadership and job readiness.
“During the summer time there isn’t really anything open in the community,” said Brian King Street Saints Director. “We figure out what we can do for our underserved kids. We want to keep them safe and at the same time create a learning environment so they can begin to dream again.”
Wells Fargo has been a longtime sponsor of Fresno EOC programs and activities making an impact in the lives of youth. With their support, more youth have been able to get paid work experience through Employment and Training Summer Internships.
“Wells Fargo banking partnering with Fresno EOC specifically Employment and Training has been a partnership, a renewal and hope of our youth today,” said Jeff Davis, Employment and Training Director. “Over the past five years, through the partnership Employment and Training has been able to create an excess of 300 paid internships.”
The donation allows Fresno EOC programs to further build capacity, continue outreach and leadership opportunities empowering youth.