Key Bank Invests $750,000 in Diversity Program at Case Western Reserve

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Cleveland, OH – KeyBank is investing $750,000 to create a new program at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) that will help address issues on diversity, the digital workforce and more equitable neighborhoods. This grant is part of KeyBank’s $40 billion National Community Benefits Plan and is symbolic of the bank’s longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The KeyBank Partnership for Equity through Education and Community Impact at CWRU program will help to address issues on diversity, the digital workforce, and more equitable neighborhoods.

“We are proud to partner with Case Western Reserve University as they address systemic barriers many students in Cleveland face each day,” said Timothy Burke, KeyBank Northeast Ohio Market President. “The KeyBank Partnership for Equity through Education and Community Impact is an innovative program that will provide young people in Cleveland with opportunity, guidance and bright futures.”

"We deeply appreciate KeyBank's support for promising high school students in Cleveland and East Cleveland," Case Western Reserve President Eric W. Kaler said, "as well as their engagement with our National Center for Mixed-Income Communities. These investments in local young people and Cleveland neighborhoods benefits our entire community."

Along with the financial investment and as a part of the Partnership for Equity, Case Western Reserve will work with KeyBank to promote opportunities for Key employees to meet and mentor students in the program and work in the neighborhoods supported by NIMC in Cleveland and beyond. There will be opportunities for Key leaders to provide guest lectures and to introduce the students to Key’s human resource groups which help them see a pathway forward toward a career.

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