The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has provided Inspirica with $15,000 in funding for its results-driven Jumpstart Career program, which in the past fiscal year made 182 job placements among the homeless population the organization serves. The program offers education services, vocational training opportunities and job placement assistance.

"We are humbled that Bank of America recognizes the valuable impact that our Jumpstart Career program makes in the lives of our participants and subsequently in our community," said Jason Shaplen, CEO of Inspirica. "Obtaining training and skills for employment is the first step to breaking the cycle of homelessness. Inspirica is excited to partner with Bank of America as we address the critical need for workforce development training among the lowest-income population in Fairfield County."

Over the past three years, Inspirica has made 489 job placements and helped

a record 383 people find permanent housing.

For information, visit www.inspiricact.org.

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