member spotlight: bpm helping low-income students realize college dreams

As stewards of the Bay Area, Bay Area Council members are constantly seeking opportunities to better serve the region we call home. Providing high school students from low-income families the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience is one way of bettering the economic health of the Bay Area and California.

ICA Cristo Rey Academy in San Francisco serves only students from low-income communities and helps families pay for tuition through their Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP). The CWSP gives students the ability to work a full-time, clerical job share, once a week, for each of their four years at the school. The CWSP is critical to students’ ability to gain work experience in multiple industries, discover their passions and interest, and help provide them with better economic outcomes later on in life. 100% of ICA’s students attend a 2-year or 4-year college. Their experience in the work-study program strengthens their desires to attend college and empowers students to strive toward a path to upward career mobility. Over 140 corporations across the Bay Area are partners with ICA, and many of them are Bay Area Council members, including BPM, LLC.  BPM, one of California’s top accounting firms, is hosting an event at Oracle Park to support this extraordinary program.  Helping students succeed and a SF Giants game? Sounds like a homerun! Register for the BPM event to support ICA Cristo Rey Academy>>

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