Victor’s Success is How #OpportunityGives

Speaking with Victor, you would not know the journey he has taken that leads to where he is now. Just a few years ago, he started seeing images and hearing sounds that he believed were God. Suffering from a severe mental health issue, eventually, he lost his job, which resulted in homelessness and an inability to manage his symptoms and medications. His issues climaxed suddenly while dining in public. “I don’t remember exactly, but I caused a scene in McDonald’s,” Victor shared. “The police came and took me to the hospital, [and] from that point on it was one hospital to the next.”

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Illinois Bankers Association Partners with BankWork$® and Association House of Chicago on Financial Services Industry Career Training Program

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) announced that it has partnered with BankWork$® and Association House of Chicago to offer a free training program that places low-income young adults and those with barriers to employment in jobs in the financial services industry. BankWork$® already offers the program in several cities across the country – Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Phoenix, Houston, Portland, Ore. and Denver – and it began in Chicago in late 2016. (more…)