First Global Cohort

Meet our first global cohort!

Our workforce program included 10 participants from seven countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our participants hailed from the Dominican Republic, Eretria, Honduras, Nepal, Mali, Malaysia and Mexico. Collectively, they speak six languages fluently.

The “Reaching New Heights” program expands pathways into professional careers for members of the immigrant communities who have historically been left out of Baltimore’s economic initiatives and who remain underrepresented in the financial services industry. Our results-driven training program leads to direct job placements and changes lives.  The program has a track record of transforming blue collar workers into white collar professionals in the financial services industry.

As a result of the program, our participants have secured professional careers at major financial institutions. We are thrilled to report that our graduates landed positions at BB&T, PNC, Wells Fargo, MECU and other organizations. Our graduates are earning up between $9,000 and $30,000 more in wages, plus benefits for the first time.