Orlando Science Center receives $200,000 from Bank of America to advance STEM literacy

By OSC on December 1, 2017 in Support, What's New
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Bank of America has announced Orlando Science Center as a 2017 Neighborhood Builder. The Science Center is being recognized for its work to provide opportunities for local youth to learn 21st-century skills to prepare them for the workforce, which in turn, contributes to economic and social progress in the Orlando area.

Through Neighborhood Builders, the bank provides nonprofits with leadership development, flexible funding, a network of peer organizations across the U.S. and the opportunity to access capital in order to expand their impact in their communities.

The Neighborhood Builders award will seed and expand an Out-of-School Time learning program at the Science Center for teens to increase STEM literacy and learn 21st century skills they can take into the workforce — helping us achieve our goal to make science accessible for all by breaking down barriers.

The bank has used this program to help nonprofits create greater impact in communities and better prepare for the future by providing the tools and resources to develop stronger strategic plans, build cross-sector partnerships, and enhance funding opportunities. The flexible funding allows nonprofits to build capacity, and leaders of the organizations learn about issues core to nonprofit sustainability through the Neighborhood Builders leadership training.

Since the start of Neighborhood Builders in 2004, Bank of America has invested over $180 million in more than 900 nonprofit organizations and provided training to 2,000 nonprofit leaders.

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