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TRA Continues Program Relationship with Santander Bank

Training Resources of America, Inc. (“TRA”) and Santander Bank, N.A. (“Santander”) have once again joined forces to enrich educational programming for low- to moderate-income individuals throughout Massachusetts.

A recent Santander grant in the amount of $20,000 will help support Adult Literacy programming at four (4) TRA locations including: Brockton, Quincy, Springfield, and Worcester, MA. More than 320 educationally and economically disadvantaged students, age 16 and over, enrolled in TRA Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes will be the beneficiaries. The classes, which are available at no cost to students, provide instruction in reading, writing, math, high school equivalency prep, all levels of English, work and college readiness, and financial literacy. The ultimate program goal is to help individuals become economically stable and self-sufficient.

Through the relationship with TRA, Santander employees also volunteer their time providing financial literacy training sessions to students. Students not only benefit from the educational standpoint, but from the opportunity to interact with Santander professionals. This current grant marks the fifth year of the Santander – TRA relationship.

“At Santander, we are committed to giving back to the communities where our customers live and work. We’re proud to support such an impactful organization and one that is successfully improving work opportunities and economic outcomes for so many underserved young people and adults in Massachusetts,” said Seth Goodall, Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility at Santander Bank.

Santander Bank is one of the country’s top retail and commercial banks by deposits and a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco Santander - one of the largest banking groups in the world. With its corporate offices in Boston, Santander has more than 575 branches and over 2,000 ATMs principally located in the northeastern United States.

TRA is a private, non-profit organization with 45 years’ experience providing education, employment, skills training and workforce development services to educationally and economically disadvantaged youth and adults. Headquartered in Worcester, TRA has six (6) training sites in Brockton, Fitchburg, New Bedford, Quincy, Springfield, and Worcester, MA.

According to TRA President/ CEO Kim Harmon, “We are deeply grateful to Santander for their continued commitment, both financially and through employee volunteers, to TRA’s mission to deliver quality education and training services and provide pathways to self-sufficiency for our clients.”

THANK YOU SANTANDER!

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About Santander Bank
Santander Bank, N.A. is one of the country’s largest retail and commercial banks with $85 billion in assets. With its corporate offices in Boston, the Bank’s approximately 10,000 employees, nearly 600 branches, more than 2,000 ATMs and 2.1 million customers are principally located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Madrid-based Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) - one of the most respected banking groups in the world with more than 145 million customers in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. It is overseen by Santander Holdings USA, Inc., Banco Santander’s intermediate holding company in the U.S. For more information on Santander Bank, please visit www.santanderbank.com.

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