Global Workforce

Employment is one of the most powerful economic vehicles that bolsters communities.

Courses are hybrid: in person and virtual.
Saturday March 23 to Tuesday April 30, 2024

The Featherstone Foundation’s work creates career pathways for underrepresented communities. Our Workforce program, Reaching New Heights has placed multilingual candidates into promising careers in the financial services industries. 

We continue to help underemployed and unemployed communities receive jobs through our flagship initiative, Reaching New Heights program. The promising multilingual candidates are selected through a competitive application and interview process to participate in our 12-week, workforce program to receive job training and secure meaningful careers. The program incubates multilingual talent and provides a pipeline for employers to tap qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds.  

Interested candidates should apply online.  Those who advance to the next round will be invited to participate an interview.  Those who are accepted into the program will be required to attend 12 sessions. During the program, we will work with you to secure employment and receive a new career in banking. 

      • 12 consecutive Tuesdays and Saturdays 
      • March 23, 2024 to April 30, 2024 
      • Tuesdays: 5:30pm-7:30pm (Virtual)
      • Saturdays: 9:30am to 11:30am (In-person at Baltimore County Public Library in Owings Mills)

You must meet the minimum requirements to apply:

      • Work Permit, Permanent Resident, U.S. National or U.S. Citizen.
      • Be ready for professional growth and accept a new job
      • Speak English and a second language fluently. (preferred)
      • Candidates should possess some of these skills: 
        • Customer Service
        • Retail Experience 
        • Cash-Handling Experience 
        • Sales Experience
        • Ability to Multitask and work under pressure

Economic Impact: Our trainees now work at Bank of America, Fulton Bank, Howard Bank, Maryland Live Casino, MECU, PNC, Pandora, SECU, State Farm, Truist, Wells Fargo, and other organizations, earning between $9,000 and $42,000 more in wages, plus benefits. 

To date, the program has served:
 100 Participants
28 Countries

Systemic Change: Our annual employer partners’ meeting convenes leaders from Baltimore’s top corporations to address inequalities in recruitment, hiring, and retention and to help HR professionals make systematic changes in their hiring that address economic and racial disparities.

Learn more about our program in this press release: Maryland State Leaders Praise Featherstone Foundation’s Multilingual Workforce Initiative