Art Silverman, CONCERN Director of Fundraising & Marketing, is congratulated by Tiffany Tavarez, Wells Fargo Vice President Community Relations. CONCERN received an online learning management system training grant funded through the Wells Fargo Community Leadership Investment Program.

CONCERN, Fleetwood, recently received a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation’s Community Leadership Investment Program in the amount of $14,500.

This program provided CONCERN with the opportunity for staff training to best meet our mission to disadvantaged children and families and maintain their vision to “To encourage growth and promote positive healthy lives!” This statement was the primary driver behind the decision to pursue start-up dollars for access of an online learning management system.

These grant dollars will assist with the continuing education of the approximate 450 staff of CONCERN, including 150 in Berks County. However, the true beneficiaries of the library’s more than 500 child welfare, behavioral health, community based, and leadership trainings are the more than 6,500 clients CONCERN serves every year in our foster care, adoption and permanency, community-based, residential, and behavioral health programs, including 2,800 in Berks County.

Wells Fargo, a multinational financial services company and industry leader and committed to investing in their local communities, recently launched the Community Leadership Investment Program. This program seeks to help organizations build capacity by increasing the value of the grantees “human capital” by providing for the leadership development of individuals whose organizations provide needed services in the communities that Well Fargo serves.

Founded in 1978, CONCERN a multi-service private non-profit 501(c)(3) human services organization dedicated to providing placement and treatment services to children and their families providing a growing array of foster care, adoption and permanency, community-based, residential, and behavioral health services. CONCERN has since served over 17,000 children and youth in placement services, including assisting with the placement of nearly 2,000 children into adoptive families, and has served more than 35,000 individuals through a continuum of behavioral health services.

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