Culver City, CA, March 04, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce the award of a grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. This generous grant will provide support for general operating activities with a focus on supported employment, ECF’s career placement services program that places adults with developmental disabilities in community jobs.
“ECF is grateful for the support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. This generous grant will allow us to continue to provide job matching, job placement, on-the-job training and support for our adult clients with developmental disabilities. The community benefits from a diverse workforce, and adults with developmental disabilities become more self-confident and independent while they earn competitive, fair market wages,” said Scott Bowling, President and CEO of ECF.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation provides philanthropic support to address needs vital to the health of communities through a focus on preserving neighborhoods, educating the workforce for 21st century jobs, and addressing basic human services. The Foundation leverages a combination of local and national funding and volunteerism, which creates a ripple effect of positive change and economic stability in communities across the country.
“Connecting every capable person to employment opportunities and career development programs like those offered by the Exceptional Children’s Foundation is an important way we can contribute to the local economy and a better quality of life, especially to adults living with developmental disabilities,” said Raul A. Anaya, Los Angeles market president, Bank of America, “Our workforce development grants can go a long way to help leaders in this field, like the Exceptional Children’s Foundation, continue empowering their clients while creating a more inclusive workplace environment here in Los Angeles.”
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About Exceptional Children’s Foundation
Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) provides the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning and emotional disabilities – empowering them to reach their greatest potential. Each year, ECF serves more than 3,700 clients and their families at 15 program sites, in clients’ homes, and in community settings throughout Los Angeles County. Established in 1946, ECF is the only organization of its kind in California to provide a lifespan of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. To learn more, visit www.ECF.net and connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConnectwithECF.