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					LAA MEDIA ALERT
To: ALL MEDIA
DATE: Nov. 1, 2010
FROM: Sarah Marske, LAA Communications and Public Relations Manager
TEL: 404-471-1892               Email: smarske@thelaa.org



           The Latin American Association is Honored to Receive a
                     $25,000 Grant from Bank of America

 ATLANTA (Nov. 1, 2010) - The Latin American Association (LAA) is honored to receive a
 $25,000 grant from Bank of America. The check presentation will take place Wednesday,
 Nov. 3, 2010 at 12:15 p.m. at Bank of America’s Buford Highway Banking Center on 5001
 Buford Highway NE, Chamblee, GA 30341.

 The award will support the LAA’s ¡Inspira! Youth Initiative that focuses on strengthening
 academic outcomes for Latino students by providing math and science enrichment activities
 through after school programs, summer camps and the Latino Youth Leadership
 Conference.

 “We are incredibly grateful for the support of Bank of America, a bank that is dedicated to
 corporate philanthropy and giving back to the community,” said Millie Irizarry, CEO of the
 LAA. “Such strong collaboration will enable the LAA to continue inspiring youth to achieve in
 school and to reach our overall goal to increase the graduation rate of Latino students.”

 “Bank of America is proud to support the Latin American Association’s ¡Inspira! Youth
 Initiative as one of the most important things we can do to help improve academic outcomes
 for Latino youth across metro Atlanta,” said Bank of America Georgia president Geri
 Thomas. “The bank has supported the Latin American Association for more than 15 years as
 part of its effort to help set opportunity in motion for our customers, our communities and our
 economy.”

 About The Latin American Association:
 The Latin American Association helps Latino families achieve their aspirations for academic, social and
 economic advancement. We accomplish this through direct programs and integrated community
 partnerships that focus on youth academic achievement, education and prevention, and services to families
 with urgent needs. The LAA offers employment, immigration and translation services, as well as programs
 for youth, computer classes, parenting classes, and English and Spanish language classes. Visit
 www.thelaa.org for more information.

 About Bank of America Corporate Philanthropy
 Building on a long-standing tradition of investing in the communities it serves, last year Bank of America
 embarked on a new, 10-year goal to donate $2 billion to nonprofit organizations engaged in improving the
 health and vitality of their neighborhoods. Funded by Bank of America, the Bank of America Charitable
 Foundation gave more than $200 million in 2009, making the bank one of the largest corporate cash donors
 in the United States. Bank of America approaches investing through a national strategy under which it
 works with local leaders to identify and meet the most pressing needs of individual communities.
 Reaffirming a commitment to develop and sustain a culture of service, the bank announced the “Million Hour
 Challenge,” a pledge by the company’s associates around the world to donate 1 million volunteer hours by
 the end of 2010. In 2009, bank associate volunteers contributed more than 800,000 hours to enhance the
 quality of life in their communities nationwide. For more information about Bank of America Corporate
 Philanthropy, please visit www.bankofamerica.com/foundation

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