Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire is proud to nominate Banc of California for the OneOC Spirit of Volunteerism Work Award. OneOC recognized Banc of California as a finalist at the virtual ceremony on April 29, 2021 for its support of workforce development through our mentoring program.
In fall 2019, Banc of California made an incredible investment in Big Brothers Big Sisters by signing on as a Workplace Mentoring partner — a three-year commitment to mentoring youth in the community. The company provides up to 15 volunteers annually who dedicate approximately 200 hours during the school year to mentoring high school students through Big Brothers Big Sisters. For many youth in our program, Workplace Mentoring is their first exposure to corporate culture. It allows them to build social capital and opens their eyes to new career pathways.
Beyond Workplace Mentoring, Banc of California also sponsors a seat on our corporate board. The individual who fills this seat volunteers their time as an ambassador to support increased fundraising efforts and engagement in the Orange County business community. We are proud to have Banc of California’s HR Operations Manager Alicia LeBlond on our board, a role she holds in addition to volunteering as a mentor to a high school student for the last two years.
Banc of California is an organization deeply committed to mentoring and developing Orange County’s future workforce. From Workplace Mentoring to financial sponsorships across our many events and initiatives over the last few years, Banc of California is extraordinary in every sense of the word. It is a company dedicated to uplifting young people to reach their full potential with its employees’ time and talent, while also investing financially in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ ability to serve more children for years to come.