Kim Davis, the MD Regional Market Manager for TD Bank and Carole Y. Summers, VP, Store Manager of the TD Bank – Bestgate location, recently attended the graduation ceremony for the Light House Shelter’s 7th class of the Building Employment Success Training (B.E.S.T.) program. During the ceremony, both Ms. Davis and Ms. Summers presented Pam Siemer, Director of Development of the Light House Shelter with a $5,000 donation to the B.E.S.T. program.
The B.E.S.T program began in 2010 and with funding from a Ladders to Success grant from the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. B.E.S.T. has become a core program at Light House that builds job-training skills to help its clients secure sustainable employment and permanent housing. Clients participate in a 14-week training program that includes one-week assessment, three weeks of basic skills training, followed by eight weeks of training and paid internships in specific disciplines including Culinary Arts, Facilities Management and landscaping.
For more than 24 years, the Light House has provided emergency shelter, transitional housing, food, clothing, eviction assistance and related support services to people by providing a place of belonging, life changing programs and a broad continuum of support for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
For more information about the Light House B.E.S.T. or other Light House programs, please contact Pam Siemer, Director of Development at 410.349.5056 or visit www.annapolislighthouse.org.