For Immediate Release

July 10, 2023

FOCUS Receives $25,000 Grant from Truist Foundation

Focus on Communities United for Success (FOCUS) is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Truist Foundation. This grant will support FOCUS’ IT Workforce training program, which provides underserved young adults in Baltimore with the skills and training necessary to secure gainful employment in the IT industry.

“We are eternally grateful to receive this grant from the Truist Foundation,”  Eric Brockman, FOCUS Founder/CEO said.  “This funding will help us to continue to provide essential job training and support services to the young adults in our community. We believe that every person deserves access to the tools and resources necessary to succeed in the workforce, and this grant will help us to make that a reality for more individuals in Baltimore.”

Our IT Workforce training program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip learners with the essential skills and knowledge required for successful employment in the dynamic IT industry. Spanning a duration of 3 to 6 months, the program covers a wide range of relevant topics, including computer hardware and software, networking, cybersecurity, and much more.

Participants in the program benefit from a hands-on learning approach, immersing themselves in practical exercises and real-world scenarios facilitated by experienced IT professionals. This interactive training methodology ensures that learners not only grasp theoretical concepts but also gain valuable practical experience that can be immediately applied in a professional setting.

About FOCUS:
Focus on Communities United for Success (FOCUS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals and communities to achieve success through education, workforce development, and community engagement. FOCUS provides a range of services, including job training and placement, educational programs, and community development and initiatives. For more information about FOCUS, please visit

About Truist Foundation:
Truist Foundation is committed to Truist Financial Corporation’s (NYSE: TFC) purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Established in 2020, the foundation makes strategic investments in nonprofit organizations to help ensure the communities it serves have more opportunities for a better quality of life. Truist Foundation’s grants and activities focus on building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening

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