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Sponsor Spotlight | U.S. Bank

For over ten years, with a shared mission to invest in our youth and their future, U.S. Bank has been a valued partner and supporter of Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference. Through opportunities like the Financial Literacy & Job Preparedness workshop, which 26 of our youth attended in January, U.S. Bank is providing youth with skills and information to give them a strong start toward a healthy financial foundation and entrance into the workforce. Over the last 15 years, because of community partnerships like the one we have with U.S. Bank, we have been able to grow and strengthen our Education & Community Engagement Programs and make a difference in the lives of thousands of youth and those they serve. We are so grateful for their support!

Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference is so appreciative of your long-time partnership! Why do you continue to support Hands4Hope and how does our mission to inspire and empower youth in leadership and service fit your current goals?

At U.S. Bank we are committed to listening and learning from the community and those with lived experience, taking action and moving beyond philanthropy to engage the human and financial resources of the bank in our work to help power human potential and make community possible. We do this through our philanthropy, community investments and our people. Through our “Community Possible” giving platform, we invest our time, resources, and passion in economic development by supporting efforts to create stable jobs (work), better homes (home) and vibrant communities (play).

Hands4Hope recently received a corporate contribution grant from the U.S. Bank Foundation under our “work” giving pillar. The grant will help fund the participation of 75 youth leaders who attend the Annual Hands4Hope Middle and High School Leadership Camps U.S. Bank also supports Hands4Hope through volunteerism and financial literacy education workshops.

How do you see our shared commitment to serving the local community as so important during these challenging times?

The U.S. Bank team is very committed to Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference, with local Community Affairs Manager Pamela Maxwell serving over the last decade as a past Board Member and Board Chair, and currently serving on the Placerville Steering Committee, and our banking team conducting several financial literacy classes with Hands4Hope youth participants. The U.S. Bank educational workshops are designed to teach high school-age youth how to: manage a budget; establish and build positive credit; create a personal brand; write an effective resume; and practice interview strategies.

At U.S. Bank, we view financial education as an investment for the future. It is the key to helping our customers and their families have the confidence and stability necessary to build on their successes and make their futures possible. That is why we support programs and organizations like Hands4Hope that focus on achieving financial wellness for all stages of life.

What is your favorite thing about Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference and is there anything new you would like our community to know about your organization?

U.S. Bank is proud to support Hands4Hope’s youth empowering programs. U.S. Bancorp, with approximately 77,000 employees and $675 billion in assets as of December 31, 2022, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association. The Minneapolis-based company serves millions of customers locally, nationally, and globally through a diversified mix of businesses: Consumer and Business Banking; Payment Services; Corporate & Commercial Banking; and Wealth Management and Investment Services. MUFG Union Bank, consisting primarily of retail banking branches on the West Coast, joined U.S. Bancorp in 2022. The company has been recognized for its approach to digital innovation, social responsibility, and customer service, including being named one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies and Fortune’s most admired superregional bank.

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