Photo credit: Bank of America

Chamber member Bank of America has generously donated 20 running slots for its Shamrock Shuffle 8K to young adults participating in the Year Up Chicago program. Year Up Chicago is a one-year training program that provides low-income young adults with the skills and experience they need to succeed professionally.

The donation stems from a deep partnership between the two organizations and a running program recently started by Year Up Chicago Executive Director Jack Crowe. With twenty or more students regularly joining Crowe on weekly runs, Bank of America took notice and offered the donation as support.

From Bank of America’s website:

Hearing about the success of Crowe’s running program and the encouragement it fosters, Bank of America chose to donate 20 running slots to Crowe and his team to participate in the 2016 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K.

“We are very excited to give Year Up students the opportunity to participate in the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K,” said Paul Lambert, Chicago Market President, Bank of America. “We continually look for ways to grow and develop our relationships with our partners each and every day and are delighted to support Year Up and their students in this exhilarating, fun-filled Chicago event.”

Year Up finds dedicated partners in many influential Chicago organizations. Last March, the Chamber’s Emerging Leaders Forum partnered with Year Up Chicago on a clothing drive that collected enough clothing to completely outfit the 10th cohort of Year Up students with professional, interview-ready attire.

Click here to read the full Bank of America piece.