Powering Potential, BNY Mellon's philanthropic focus, is designed to help others in need by concentrating on basic needs and workforce development. BNY Mellon works with its community partners to provide food, clothing, energy and housing assistance to those who require immediate help. The company's workforce development investments are designed to improve access to employment through job training, education, mentoring and skills development, adding a rung to the ladder of opportunity.
Caring about our communities is a cornerstone of BNY Mellon's philanthropic philosophy. In 2011, the company launched a $6 million Pathways Program, a global workforce development initiative over five years to assist vulnerable youth with a special emphasis on assisting youth aging out of foster care with making the transition into adulthood. As part of the initiative, BNY Mellon is collaborating with leading public and nonprofit agencies in the United States, United Kingdom and India to enhance education, job training and career development opportunities for a population at risk for severe challenges including chronic unemployment, poverty and homelessness.
At the heart of it all, BNY Mellon's charitable giving is about lifting others. It's our more than 50,000 employees around the globe powering the potential of the communities in which they live and work.
Since the program's start, BNY Mellon has donated $2 million toward grants in support of 450 vulnerable youths.
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By partnering with organizations that have a positive history of providing targeted support and services, we can collectively help this population stay connected to services and programs that help them build real and life-long skills.