Deutsche Bank Shares Gen WORKS Experience
Generation WORKS partner Deutsche Bank, who had more than 150 Jacksonville volunteers participate in our citywide day of service held on February 4th, recently shared their Generation WORKS experience on their website. Here’s an excerpt:
For the third year, Deutsche Bank was the lead sponsor for this event initiated by Generation W, a nonprofit organization focused on educating, inspiring, and connecting women and girls through various programs and initiatives. Generation WORKS harnesses the powerful energy of women’s leadership and inspires others to make a difference in the community. Each year, the event mobilizes hundreds of volunteers to complete 18 different projects throughout Jacksonville.
“Generation WORKS is symbolic of a partnership that has blossomed into a sustainable platform for Deutsche Bank,” said Leslie Slover, Head of Deutsche Bank Jacksonville and Cary. “Our work with Generation W has led to long-standing relationships with worthy schools and organizations that have welcomed us into their cultures. While I know they are grateful for what we contribute, we are also humbled by the many valuable lessons we have learned about the rewards of lending a hand and a voice where needed most in Jacksonville.”
Over the past three years, Deutsche Bank’s partnership with Generation WORKS has helped deepen relationships with local programs including mentoring through MOCA Voice of the People, teaching financial literacy with Junior Achievement and tutoring at YMCA Tiger Academy. As a result of this year’s Generation WORKS day, the bank expanded its work with JASMYN (Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network) to further strengthen their support in the group’s important work in providing an affirming space for LGBTQ youth.
Generation WORKS 2017 began before sunrise at Jacksonville’s Unity Plaza. The Deutsche Bank teams and captains then went to five separate Duval County schools and three community philanthropic organizations to work on various projects including painting, landscaping, making over classrooms, and various organizational projects.
Thank you, Deutsche Bank for your support of our community!