Bank of Elgin Partners With Elgin Community Foundation

The Elgin Community Foundation, in partnership with the Bank of Elgin, has been awarded a $25,000 economic development grant to help fund the foundation’s project, Elgin Youth Entrepreneurship and Career Development.
FHLBank, a wholesale financial institution of which the Bank of Elgin is a member, awarded the grant through its Joint Opportunities for Building Success (JOBS) program.
The Elgin Youth Entrepreneurship and Career Development Program will be a joint venture between the foundation, and both Elgin Public and Pope John XXIII Central Catholic high schools.
Funds from the grant will be used to purchase curriculums for entrepreneurship, career and life essentials, and leadership classes.
The curriculum will also be working with the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship (CRE) for further student activities.