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Dynasty Grant

BankWork$ Helps Build Lasting Careers

Updated May 27, 2021: We are thrilled to announce that Dynasty is the first-ever recipient of the CareerWork$ Marc Hill Rising Star Award! Read more about this incredible honor here.

Growing up in an environment of financial struggle and a lack of role models, Dynasty felt destined to duplicate these same struggles in her own life. Having worked many low wage, labor intense jobs, she moved from position to position seeking something that sparked her both mentally and emotionally and would also allow her to move beyond the economic challenges her family had always faced. In searching for yet another job, she found the post for the BankWork$ program on Indeed.

Goodwill’s long-established partnership with BankWork$ offers free, eight-week training to adults seeking a rewarding career in the banking industry. Opportunities range from tellers, customer service positions to personal bankers. The BankWork$ broad curriculum includes mock interviews, job placement assistance and mentoring to foster job satisfaction and career advancement opportunities.

Dynasty was a model student, committed to learning and growing. She shared that she had always felt isolated from the financial system, being just another face in a sea of customers.  She wants to ensure that no customer feels the same isolation she has felt, and has made it her goal to help those disenfranchised from the banking system by race, gender and/or financial hardship have the ability to participate and learn about how the financial system works and find their own financial success.

“Before participating in the BankWork$ program I was going from one dead end job to another. I had no idea how beneficial and life changing this experience would be,” said Dynasty. “The confidence and knowledge I gained through participating in BankWork$ is truly invaluable. I will forever be grateful to not only BankWork$ but more importantly BJ and Candace as well for their guidance, support, and encouragement. With absolutely no experience in banking BankWork$ has provided me with the opportunity to build a lasting career in a thriving work environment when I thought all hope was lost.”

Prior to her graduation from the BankWork$ program, Dynasty interviewed for a Client Relationship Consultant with USBank. She was able to exemplify the skills and strengths needed to step into that position and was offered the position even before she graduated from the program!

Dynasty started her full-time banking career with USBank on April 5, 2021. She loves the environment, the team and most of all, she is proud of her accomplishment and the opportunities this career will bring her in changing not only her life, but her family’s life as well.

Here at Goodwill, we believe in the power of work. If you’re interested in learning more about the Programs and Services Goodwill of Colorado offers, visit our website today to learn about career development initiatives we provide that will help you take your career to the next level.

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