Bank of America has awarded Brotherhood Crusade $30,000 to help address workforce development and access to jobs in Los Angeles.

The grant will support the organization’s Proud to be Me Young Adult Middle-Wage Workforce Development and Career Placement Initiative, which provides workforce development training to underserved and underrepresented young adults in South Los Angeles. The program focuses on training and placement for middle-wage, high-demand industry careers.

Charisse Bremond Weaver (File Photo)

Charisse Bremond Weaver, president and CEO of Brotherhood Crusade, said, “We are immensely grateful to Bank of America for their continued investment in our mission and for recognizing the importance of our work. Thank you, Bank of America, for your commitment to our community and for supporting and standing with Brotherhood Crusade!”

Brotherhood Crusade and Bank of America have worked together for over a decade to create positive change in the South L.A. community. This partnership enables the organization to address the systemic barriers that hinder individuals from achieving their full potential.

By leveraging Bank of America’s support, Brotherhood Crusade can expand their programs and services, reaching even more individuals in need and fostering a brighter future for our community.


Raul A. Anaya (LinkedIn)

“Access to quality education and skills training is critical for fueling Los Angeles’ economic growth,” said Raul A. Anaya, president, Bank of America Los Angeles. “That’s why the bank continues to focus on supporting a range of workforce development opportunities, including student and young adult upskilling and reskilling programs, and supporting impactful partners like Brotherhood Crusade.”

With a focus on improving health and wellness, facilitating academic success, promoting personal, social, and economic growth, providing access to artistic excellence and cultural awareness, increasing financial literacy, and building community agencies and institutions, Bremond Weaver said, “Brotherhood Crusade is committed to making a tangible impact on the lives of those we serve.”

Brotherhood Crusade offers a variety of youth development programs and services. To donate and learn more, visit