Bank of America Grant Provides $200,000 and Strategic Leadership Training

boa check 1-16-14You might already be aware of the very exciting and generous grant The Women’s Home received at the end of 2013 from Bank of America. Announced at our year-end Gala, Bank of America recognized The Women’s Home as a 2013 Neighborhood Builder in honor of our dedication to the economic and social health of Houston. The award provides $200,000 in flexible funding to The Women’s Home ($100,000 in 2013 and $100,000 in 2014).

In addition to the $200,000 in funding, Bank of America’s grant also provides Strategic Leadership Training to an Emerging Leader at The Women’s Home. Chosen as that emerging leader is the amazing, Jasie Boyd, who was recently promoted to Director of Programs and Training at The Women’s Home. Jasie, who started as an intern while attending the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Houston, was hired full-time after her graduation at the end of 2011. In her two years plus with the agency, she has shown dedication, commitment and compassion to her clients and fellow employees and has demonstrated an ability to think proactively and efficiently in a wide variety of situations. For example, Jasie, who had past experience in computer programming, developed a new and extremely useful database that allows us to track a client’s progress from their history prior to entering The Women’s Home through aftercare. This streamlined system has been an invaluable tool. Not surprisingly, Jasie’s dedication and demonstrated leadership did not go unnoticed and in the relatively short time she has been with us, she has moved from intern to Clinical and Chemical Dependency Counselor to Manager of Clinical Services, and now to her current position as Director of Programs and Training. Choosing her as our emerging leader was not difficult!

As part of the Strategic Leadership Training, Bank of America will cover Jasie’s expenses (flight, hotel, training) for three separate leadership training sessions throughout 2014. The first will take place in Tampa in February, followed by a second session in Los Angeles, and the final in North Carolina.

“It is an honor to be chosen as the emerging leader for our organization,” said Boyd, “and I also want to thank Bank of America for providing such an exciting opportunity for myself and The Women’s Home.  I look forward to the training and hope to bring back of wealth of new knowledge and information that will help us to continue to provide the high quality and forward-thinking services we are so proud to offer our clients and this city.”

Kudos to you, Jasie and many thanks once again to the wonderful folks at Bank of America!