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The stories gathered here are real examples from people in your community—stories we hope inspire you, too. We’re doing our best to support them because like you, we are invested in the places where we live and work. Through lending, investing and giving, we’re proud to be a partner in creating more vibrant communities around the world.


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Determination Spells Success for a Burgeoning Business

Aug 24, 2012

Ahmed Hassan had a dream to escape minimum wage and start a business that would fulfill a vital need in his community. Together with his father and brother, he conceived Virgo Medical – a reliable, safe ambulance services for the densely populated area surrounding East Orange, New Jersey…  learn More about Determination Spells Success for a Burgeoning Business

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Finding Dignity Through Work

Aug 24, 2012

In 2007 Vicki Rainey was ready to turn her life around. Rainey, who in her twenties and thirties had developed a serious drug addiction, had recently been released from prison after receiving a four-year sentence. Then 45 years-old, Rainey wanted to work, and she wanted to be reunited with her children…  learn More about Finding Dignity Through Work

Two men studying a bike at Black Mountain Bicycles

How One Shop is Supporting Multiple Generations of Cyclists

Aug 24, 2012

After operating in San Diego for over 38 years and developing a reputation as a top-notch, full-service bicycle store serving both families and cycle enthusiasts, Black Mountain Bicycles had the opportunity to relocate its store in 2011 to a larger location with higher visibility and increased foot traffic…  learn More about How One Shop is Supporting Multiple Generations of Cyclists

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Meeting a Challenge One Job at a Time in Delaware

Aug 24, 2012

Like many states across the country, Delaware has been hard hit by the lingering global economic downturn. Those seeking employment have been especially impacted in a state where unemployment has gone from less than 4 percent in 2000 to more than 9 percent in 2010…  learn More about Meeting a Challenge One Job at a Time in Delaware

Chicago’s Mercy Housing Lakefront Builds Safe, Vibrant, Healthy Communities by Developing Affordable Housing

Aug 23, 2012

In Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood in the 1980s, housing options for low-income residents were rapidly disappearing. Many of the older single-occupancy hotels were being torn down…  learn More about Chicago’s Mercy Housing Lakefront Builds Safe, Vibrant, Healthy Communities by Developing Affordable Housing




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