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Crafton Hills College (CHC) is one of 11 local agencies to have recently received grant funding from Bank of America and will be using the funds to provide more opportunities to veterans and students in the college’s first responder programs. Bank of America made the check presentations at its San Bernardino financial center during a short ceremony last week.
“Providing support to organizations and programs that help our military veterans more easily transition into civilian life and careers – such as Crafton Hills College’s Veterans Resource Center – is just one of the ways the bank works with local partners to help make financial lives better,” stated Cathy Paredes, vice president of community relations at Bank of America.
“Our veteran population will benefit from increased academic and personal counseling because of Bank of America,” said Joe Cabrales, dean of student services and student development. “This critical funding will help our student vets as they pursue their educational dreams.”
Michelle Riggs, director of community relations and resource development at CHC spoke on behalf of the students in public safety programs saying the funds will be used provide “… equipment and supplies they need to complete their certificate program and enter the workforce.”
In addition to Paredes and Riggs others participating in the brief ceremony included Raul Aballi, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch and Al Arguello, Inland Empire Market President with Bank of America.