Fifth Third Bank is proud to partner with Mather High School with our On The Block (OTB) financial stability/workforce development program. The goal of OTB is to increase the number of high school graduates who go on to earn a living wage by their mid-20s. We believe students can accomplish this through multiple pathways including college, workforce training, trade school, and gap year programs. We partner with Umoja Student Development Corporation, Youth Job Center, One Million Degrees and Bottom Line to achieve this goal. Fifth Third Banks seeks to strengthen our communities and support students; in addition to Mather we work at 3 other high schools across Chicago.
You may see Dave Klein, Fifth Third Community Development Relationship Manager, around Mather in Seminar classes or with the PLT. Dave’s job is to be a support to studentsafter they graduate high school and stay on track to a living wage career. Dave loves talking to students about their plans for life after high school, so if you see him, be ready to talk about how you can reach your goals!