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TCB Donates iPads to Boston's Parkway Community YMCA

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BOSTON, Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Cooperative Bank (TCB), a community bank based in Roslindale, MA, since 1898, has donated iPads to the Parkway Community YMCA as part of its year-round efforts to give back to the community. These iPads will be used by teens in various programs. Featuring tools and connectivity that contribute to growth and development, the devices will be used within the Y's civic engagement, leadership, and after school programs, according to the association.

TCB President/CEO Phil Ryan with Parkway YMCA kids and the donated iPads
TCB President/CEO Phil Ryan with Parkway YMCA kids and the donated iPads



Firmly rooted in the community, TCB is headquartered in the same location it has been since 1956. It has maintained its personal level of service and continues to focus on forging lifetime relationships with customers. The organization is also dedicated to online and mobile banking services among other 21st century technologies. Its mobile banking app enables users to pay bills, deposit checks, and transfer balances using mobile phones and iPads.

The Parkway Community YMCA specializes in youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility by investing in its programs and their accessibility. It has many licensed before/after school, summer day camp, and youth development programs, including those TCB's donation of iPads is expected to help in.

Phil Bryan, CEO/President of TCB, said, "We are extremely happy to help local youth and support the Parkway Community YMCA, which has been an influential presence in Roslindale, West Roxbury, Dedham, and Jamaica Plain since 1950. These days, technology plays a huge role in learning and collaboration for children and adults, especially when it comes to intuitive devices like iPads."

Support for Community Programs

The YMCA's programs in which the iPads are expected to be useful, include:

Youth and Government™: Teens in local Youth and Government groups are immersed in civic engagement and debate public issues. The program offers an opportunity to practice democracy. Teens serve as delegates at state conferences, where they debate proposed bills before the legislature.

Leader's Club: The program focuses on leadership and social skills development. Teens can grow, learn how to interact more effectively, and develop a passion for giving back. Community projects are managed by small groups, while personal development is fostered through guest speaking engagements and resume writing.

Out of School Program: Programs, run during after-school hours, before the school day starts, on vacations/holidays, and on teacher development days, focus on community building skills and self-confidence as well.

Executive Director of the Parkway Community YMCA, Marion Kelly, said, "We rely upon local organizations for the resources and help to support our programs. Extremely grateful to TCB, we plan to use the donated iPads to help youngsters excel in literacy, science, arts and crafts, performing arts, and group projects. The iPad is an extremely versatile device and we expect the generous contribution to aid our youth development efforts on many fronts."

ABOUT TCB
Founded on South Street in Roslindale in 1898, The Cooperative Bank (TCB) is a full-service community bank committed to meeting the financial needs of individuals, families and small businesses with up-to-date products, competitive interest rates and the highest quality personalized service. TCB specializes in commercial real estate and business lending throughout Massachusetts, and has branches in Roslindale, West Roxbury and Charlestown. With cutting-edge personal and business banking services, TCB aims to serve as its customers' bank for life. For more information, visit www.thecooperativebank.com.

Contact:
Howard Davidson, 617-325-2900, ext.8538
hdavidson@bank-tcb.com

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