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What's Happening at First Choice Bank

Blind Children’s Learning Center

The mission of the Blind Children’s Learning Center (BCLC) is to prepare children with visual impairments for a life of independence through early intervention, education, and family support. First Choice Bank is proud of its long-term relationship with BCLC to help fulfill that mission. Our employees have assisted in creating financial literacy tools which are used in the students’ curriculum, as well as sponsored and participated in the organization’s Annual Destination Independence 5K Walks. We are grateful for the opportunity to help make a positive difference in the lives of these children.

Junior Achievement

As part of its ongoing partnership with Junior Achievement of Southern California, First Choice Bank participated in a JA Day financial literacy event at Monte Vista Elementary School. The day’s activities included students learning about the impact of economic choices, both on a personal level and with the larger consumer population. Our FCB volunteers were inspired by the students’ drive to learn about managing money and were happy to be a part of creating a strong financial foundation for these young adults.

LA Saves

First Choice Bank is pleased to partner with Los Angeles Saves, an organization focused on making savings a priority for everyone. The group’s standard and specialized savings campaigns seek to motivate and encourage low-to-moderate income individuals and families to save money, reduce debt and build wealth over time. FCB is dedicated to working with its clients to achieve their financial goals, and organizations like this make a tremendous impact by encouraging success for everyone.

 

Habitat for Humanity

The First Choice Bank family once again joined forces with Habitat for Humanity (HFH) to assist in the organization’s mission to build homes, communities and hope. The team participated in an HFH event in Chino Hills to help with the beginning phases of construction for one of its new projects, breaking ground at the latest build site for a home to be made available by the organization to a disabled U.S. Veteran. We are proud to be able to lend our time and efforts to such a worthy cause.

First Choice Bank Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Since 2011, First Choice Bank has hosted an Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit those most in need in our local communities. Each year, a total of 18 non-profit organizations throughout Southern California are chosen to receive not only monetary donations, but also publicity regarding their causes. The Bank also chooses a “Citizen of the Year” to honor the individuals in our community who work tirelessly to help those less fortunate. Each year, the success of this event is dependent on the generosity of the sponsors and participants. In 2018, a record-high $111,600 was donated by the Bank and the Much is Given Foundation to the chosen area charities. We look forward to making an even bigger impact in our communities through this year’s event!

 

Stacey Middle School’s Eighth Grade Exit Portfolio Interview

For the fourth year in a row, employees of First Choice Bank, along with other community volunteers, participated in Stacey Middle School’s Eighth Grade Exit Portfolio Interview. Students demonstrated what they have learned throughout the school year by presenting their portfolios to an interviewer. The portfolios contain essay, artifacts from their curriculum, resume, and future goals. First Choice Bank was delighted to have participated in these students’ educational experience.

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