Community Events - 2024

Giving Back

Youth Business Alliance
Work-Based Learning Activity

January 24 Bulletin - Marvin Speaker

In partnership with Youth Business Alliance, Royal Business Bank will be hosting 5 students from BRIO High School for a Work-Based Learning Activity. The purpose of this activity is to teach the children about Business and the workforce. Every Friday these students will participate in activities and workshops that teach them how to create and grow their business.

On their first visit at the Downtown LA Office, the students were exposed to some of the many departments in banking and were able to hear some team members speak about their roles and responsibilities in the bank. The students also engaged in Q&A with the speakers afterwards. Students also participated in a workshop led by Treasury Management Manager on creating a Business Plan. Students were able to learn about some of the myths and realities of small business ownership while receiving information on how to create your own business and action items for starting your business.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

VITA service 2024

Royal Business Bank will continue to participate in VITA to provide free tax preparation for low to moderate income individuals and families. We are happy to announce that RBB has increased the number of 2024 VITA Partners with 16 (!) We have volunteers throughout most of our regions including California, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, and Hawaii for a total of 67 certified VITA volunteers!

Junior Achievement of Southern California
Finance Park

Several bank employees kicked off the year by participating in JA Finance Park to help students navigate the world of personal finances as they assume the role of “adult for the day”. Volunteers mentored groups of students throughout the day and helped them create a monthly budget while making decisions regarding housing, transportation, insurance, savings, entertainment expenses, etc. 

LA South Hope Foundation
Health and Wellness Summit

January 24 Bulletin - LASH group pic

The CRA Team attended the Health and Wellness Summit hosted by the LA South Hope Foundation. Watts Healthcare led the discussion which included topics on community resources, collaboration efforts, and future park and recreation events for youth in the area. LA South Hope Foundation’s goals are to bridge and foster relationships
between local businesses, government agencies, and community residents.