DALLAS – Transformance, an integrated financial capability non-profit organization and Paul Quinn College in Dallas recently reached an agreement where Transformance will become a corporate partner in the school’s highly innovative Work Program. Dallas-based Transformance will provide part-time employment for several Paul Quinn students for the spring semester.
The work program connects local businesses and nonprofits with unique and diverse student talent while providing real-life work experience and exposure to careers within high-growth, high-demand industries, a press release stated. The college focuses on the skills development and marketability of its students and preparing them to enter the workforce. Transformance hopes to provide PQC students with its specialty—financial-literacy coaching to help bolster their internship experiences.
“The opportunity to change the trajectory of a young student’s life can’t be underestimated,” stated Dr. Daniel B. Prescott, Jr., interim president and CEO of Transformance, in the release. “We’re going to provide an atmosphere where these students can learn, benefit and take away invaluable life lessons from their time here.”
Students will begin their work at Transformance immediately, alternating among various internal departments such as accounting, inbound call center and communications.
The work program is one component of a new and innovative Urban College model committed to the holistic education of the student. Students are encouraged to actively participate in their learning experiences, to serve each other and their community, and to make no small plans for their futures. The program enables students to excel in these areas while working towards reducing their educational debt.
“We recognize the importance of preparing our students to be able to compete and lead in a global economy” stated Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College. “Our model invests in our students’ academic and career development while supporting talent attraction and retention efforts of organizations in our local community. We are excited about our new partnership with Transformance and the synergy in our missions.”
In 2016, Transformance delivered more than 100,000 consumer interactions through financial coaching, outreach and education. In 2017, the agency will continue to serve low and moderate income families with transformative financial learning solutions accessible online and through its new mobile app, Pocket Change USA.
PQC is a private, faith-based, four-year, liberal arts-inspired college that was founded on April 4, 1872, by a group of African Methodist Episcopal Church preachers in Austin.