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SunTrust Foundation and SunTrust Bank Help Residents Get on the “Right Track”

8/6/2018 | Recent News

The SunTrust Foundation and SunTrust Bank recently partnered with National Church Residences to provide a free employment training workshop called “Right Track” that paired 11 SunTrust Bank top executives with residents of The Commons at Imperial Hotel for one-on-one resume writing and mock interviewing. The Commons at Imperial Hotel serves its disabled and formerly homeless residents, specifically those coping with conditions such as severe and persistent mental illness, substance abuse or addiction disorders, serious medical conditions and/or physical disabilities.

“Transformation takes place when we spend time with people outside of our normal circles,” said Stacey Kyser, senior director, development and volunteer services at National Church Residences. “That transformation took place for our residents and SunTrust Bank volunteers who took part in the employment training workshop. We are incredibly grateful to have the SunTrust Foundation and SunTrust Bank as partners with this program and appreciate the importance they place on service and being involved in the lives of fellow community members.”

In 2017, the SunTrust Foundation awarded National Church Residences a grant to fund the “Make It Happen!” and “Right Track” programs at The Commons at Imperial Hotel. Through education, training, and coaching, the goal of the programs is to help residents obtain and maintain regular, paid employment. In addition to a paid training stipend, “Right Track”participants receive coaching, transportation assistance, and support from a professional employment coordinator to help them transition into the traditional workforce.

“Spending time with the residents of The Commons at Imperial Hotel was rewarding for all,” said Beau Cummins, co-chief operating officer at SunTrust Bank. “We’re a purpose-driven company dedicated to advancing financial confidence for our clients, businesses and communities, and we value our partnership with National Church Residences. As their residents seek employment, programs like this are critical to ensuring they are prepared for interviews and entering the workforce.”

The next job readiness workshop for residents is planned for October 2018.

For more information, please contact Sojourner Marable Grimmett, director of external affairs, Atlanta Region for National Church Residences at (404) 783-3522 or       

About National Church Residences

National Church Residences serves more than 42,000 seniors through its array of housing and health care services. The not-for-profit organization is driven by a vision of advancing better living for all seniors, enabling them to remain home for life. With 310 communities in 25 states and Puerto Rico, it is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and the largest manager of service coordinators. It also offers residential senior communities, home and community-based services, and permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled. For more information, visit

About SunTrust Foundation

The SunTrust Foundation is dedicated to SunTrust Bank’s purpose of Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being by engaging organizations to advance financial confidence. Grants and activities focus primarily on financial empowerment, but also include education, health and human services, civic improvement and cultural growth. The SunTrust Foundation supports American Red Cross disaster relief efforts and contributes as a United Way Global Corporate Leader. Established in 2008, the SunTrust Foundation has proudly provided grants totaling more than $128 million throughout the United States.

About SunTrust Banks, Inc.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is a purpose-driven company dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for the people, businesses, and communities it serves. SunTrust leads onUp, a national movement inspiring Americans to build financial confidence. Headquartered in Atlanta, the Company has two business segments: Consumer and Wholesale. Its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states, along with 24-hour digital access. Certain business lines serve consumer, commercial, corporate, and institutional clients nationally. As of June 30, 2018, SunTrust had total assets of $208 billion and total deposits of $161 billion. The Company provides deposit, credit, trust, investment, mortgage, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. Learn more at