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Beyond the Jacket: Professional Development Webinar Series Presented by Bank of America
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Together, Bank of America and City Year are helping to redefine leadership in the 21st Century.  We believe that the strongest leaders are those who embody the spirit of service to others. 

Beyond the Jacket Webinar Series returns in 2017!  To support the leadership pathways of alumni, currently serving AmeriCorps members, incoming AmeriCorps members and staff, we are continuing a collaboration with Bank of America on a set of interactive webinars designed to build knowledge around financial literacy during and after their year of service.  Visit this page to stay updated on webinar dates and topics.

See below for last year's topics and webinar recordings from the first year of our collaboration with Bank of America.



Webinar # 4: Preparing for Homeownership

Tuesday June 7, 2016



Join for a presentation that aims to provide guidance to the City Year community to help prepare for home ownership including mortgage basics, budgeting, saving and reducing debt as well as building and understanding credit.


Kathy Cummings

Bank of America Neighborhood Lending

SVP; Homeownership Solutions and Education Executive


To get the most out of the webinar, it is recommended that participants review the recently released Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report which explores the attitudes, behaviors and preferences of the modern homebuyer.


Webinar # 3: Managing Student Loan Debt
Thursday April 28, 2016


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Whether you are currently in school, have graduated, or plan to return for additional education, join us for a conversation that aims to provide City Year AmeriCorps members and alumni with effective tips on a range of important decisions to consider when paying down your student loans or taking on new loans to finance your education. We’ll discuss reviewing your existing loans, long term repayment strategies, costs and tradeoffs of repayment plans, consolidation, avoiding delinquency and recovering from default, forgiveness programs and more.


Amy Lins
Sr. Director, Learning and Development
Money Management International

Susan Hillebrandt
Learning and Development Specialist
Money Management International

More about Money Management International (MMI)
MMI is the largest nonprofit, full-service credit counseling agency in the United States. Since 1958, we have been helping consumers find the tools and solutions they need to achieve financial freedom. We provide professional financial guidance, credit counseling, community-wide educational programs, debt management assistance, bankruptcy counseling and education services, student loan counseling, and housing counseling assistance to consumers via phone, Internet and in-person sessions.





Webinar # 2: Initiating and Building Life-Long Relationships – How to Network Like a Natural (even if you are shy)
Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Networking is not about acquiring tons and tons of contacts through events or sending dozens ofLinkedIn requests. It’s about developing mutually beneficial, genuine relationships with people who can enhance your knowledge, expand your sphere of influence or better help you serve your community. It’s also about you providing these same benefits to others. Have you thought about all of the amazing people you have met or can meet through the City Year community – teachers, staff members, alumni, team sponsors, corporate partners, board members, community champions and your peers? 

This webinar aims to provide corps members, staff and alums with strategies and insights from City Year champions on how to expand your professional network and build mutually-beneficial, life-long relationships.


Dan Foley '09, '10
Vice President and Executive Director, City Year Jacksonville

Abigail Hollingsworth

Senior Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility, Bank of America

Kimberly Huynh '15
Interim Program Manager, BUILD


Sandra Quince

Senior Vice President Diversity and Inclusion Executive, Bank of America



 Webinar # 1: Successfully Managing Your Finances 

How to Build Up Savings and Pay Down Debt
Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Are you concerned about paying down debt and putting money into savings?  Want to learn how to handle different types of debt such as student loans and credit cards?  Have you considered how the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award fits into your overall financial game plan?

This financial literacy webinar aims provide AmeriCorps members, alums and incoming AmeriCorps members with effective tips on managing finances with a focus on how to approach managing debt, paying down student loans and maximizing the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.  


Rose Ann Djelmane
SVP Neighborhood Lending Business Development Manager
Bank of America


Wynne Lum

SVP, CSR Philanthropy Manager
Bank of America

Connie Montana
VP, Community Relations Manager
Enterprise Business & Community Engagement
Bank of America