CIBC volunteers bring financial literacy curriculum to K-12 students and simulate the job interview process for first-generation college students

CHICAGO, MARCH 31, 2022 — CIBC today announced that it has partnered with the Big Shoulders Fund Schools for the ninth year to teach the Money Savvy Generation financial literacy curriculum to students in Chicago. The bank also partnered with Braven to support the organization’s Spring 2022 Mock Interview Event, a job interview simulation process, which was held virtually in Chicago and New York.

“I look forward to CIBC’s annual Volunteer Day each year,” said Michael G. Capatides, senior executive vice president and group head, U.S. Region. “Financial literacy is the key to building a secure future, and we are committed to ensuring our students are ready for success. This year, we are teaching the youngest students how to spend and save money, and introducing the older students to credit and credit-building — lessons that complement the programs we provide to adults.”

During the bank’s ninth annual volunteer day, approximately 150 CIBC volunteers visited eight Chicago schools supported by Big Shoulders Fund to teach important lessons in financial literacy. 

In addition, more than 85 CIBC professionals volunteered with Braven to guide college students through an interview process. The bank has partnered with Braven, an organization empowers promising, underrepresented first-generation college students by providing them with the skills, confidence, experiences and networks necessary to transition from college to career building jobs, for four years. Team members across CIBC’s U.S. Region volunteered virtually via Zoom for three separate events in March. 

“Our mission is to help turn ambitions into reality,” said Capatides. “It is a real honor to help college students prepare for interviews that could lead to their dream careers.”

CIBC is a leading North American financial institution with 14 million personal banking, business, public sector and institutional clients. CIBC offers a full range of advice, solutions and services in the United States, across Canada and around the world. In the U.S., CIBC Bank USA provides commercial banking, private and personal banking and small business banking solutions and CIBC Private Wealth offers investment management, wealth strategies and legacy planning. To learn more, visit the CIBC US homepage.

Kristy L. Daube, Director, U.S. Media Relations

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