• BORN TO BE

    A CRITICAL THINKER

    The Deutsche Bank youth
    engagement program

Engaging youth – Changing lives

Everyone is born with talent and drive. But opportunities to fully develop skills and realize ambitions through high-quality educational experiences are not equally available to all.

Regardless of race, gender, class or native language, young people across the Americas desire and deserve access to the pathways leading to educational attainment, employment, social engagement and economic mobility.  

Our youth engagement program Born to Be aims to unlock the potential of the next generation by breaking down barriers to opportunity and supporting inclusive and innovative educational environments for all.

We’re going to help this generation become who they were born to be.

Highlights

Strategy STH: Stable, Thriving & HealthyStrategy STH: Stable, Thriving & Healthy

This new grants program supports a coordinated continuum of resources for students experiencing homelessness to address their educational needs and further their well-being. The initiative partners with local organizations and industry thought leaders to develop best practices. more

Anchoring Achievement in Mexican CommunitiesAnchoring Achievement in Mexican Communities

Our Anchoring Achievement in Mexican Communities initiative was designed to improve the long-term educational and economic well-being of children and families in New York City. The initiative aimed to ameliorate the barriers facing students through high-quality research and services. more

Focus on education - Born to BeFocus on Education

As a global business, we recognize the importance of young talent to the task of building a thriving and sustainable society. A prepared and educated workforce is essential for strong communities locally and worldwide as our economy increasingly becomes knowledge-based. more

Teachers CollegeTeachers College

The Reimagining Education Summer Institute convenes educators and school leaders to help foster anti-racist education. In today’s changing landscape, educators are working to shed practices influenced by systemic racism to unlock the many talents of all children. more

Center for an Urban FutureCenter for an Urban Future

Although New York City’s high school graduation rate has increased, too few of these students are obtaining the postsecondary credentials they need for today’s jobs. This new research explores a leading cause of drop-out: the non-tuition expenses that financial aid does not cover.. more

Harlem RBIHarlem RBI

Deutsche Bank supports Harlem RBI to help high school juniors and seniors in their pursuit of post-secondary education. Students receive assistance with college selection and applications, as well as SAT preparation and financial aid services. more

Citizens' Committee for Children of NYCitizens' Committee for Children of NY

Deutsche Bank is proud to support Citizens' Committee for Children of NY which challenge teens to come up with public policy solutions to the issues that directly affect them in their schools and in their communities. more

MOCA JacksonvilleMOCA Jacksonville

Deutsche Bank is proud to partner with MOCA Jacksonville on its Voice of the People program, which creates literacy-rich art education experiences for Title I elementary school students at an important stage in their academic development. more

Strive for CollegeStrive for College

Deutsche Bank partnered with Strive for College, a game-changing nonprofit that leverages technology and publicly available data to correct the inequity of college access. Our partnership also helped Strive’s expansion across the US. more

Instituto Ayrton SennaInstituto Ayrton Senna

We are proud to support Instituto Ayrton Senna to ensure students' complete development, so that they leave school with the academic and life skills they will need to meet 21st-century challenges. more

Raising A ReaderRaising A Reader

Raising A Reader’s mission is to engage parents in a routine of book sharing with their children from birth through age eight. The organization empowers parents as partners to develop, practice and sustain home literacy routines. more

Fiver children's FoundationFiver Children's Foundation

Fiver empowers children to make healthy decisions, become engaged citizens and succeed in school, work, and life. Fiver pays special attention to critical social and academic transition periods in children’s lives that can be stressful. more

Sadie Nash Leadership ProjectSadie Nash Leadership Project

By increasing the participation of women in social, political and economic decision-making, Sadie Nash seeks to question and redefine the nature of leadership and to promote perspectives and practices that are cooperative, ethical and effective. more

Prep for PrepPrep for Prep

Deutsche Bank supports Prep’s Professional Advancement unit, which provides Prep students with access to high-quality internships, career seminars and professional skills workshops every summer. more

Comunidad PanalComunidad Panal

Comunidad Panal is a not-for-profit organization serving students who are at the top of Chile's vulnerability index. Panal focuses on the social and emotional development of youth and trains the, to recognize themselves as change makers. more

ProeducaciónProeducación

Our nonprofit partner Proeducación is building libraries in some of Mexico’s most under-resourced schools, and bringing communities together to promote learning. Proeducación (Proed) aims to build capacity in Mexico’s primary public schools. more

The Deutsche Bank ChallengeThe Deutsche Bank Challenge

To strengthen STEM education in Peru, Deutsche Bank formed a problem-solving partnership, the Deutsche Bank Challenge, with Peru’s Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) and Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. more

Two TogetherTwo Together

Deutsche Bank employees have volunteered with the Two By Two (formerly JCCA's Two Together) program for more than a decade, providing free individualized tutoring to academically struggling students from New York City public schools. more

Anti-Violence Project (AVP)Anti-Violence Project (AVP)

We partnered with AVP on an educational outreach program that provided LGBTQ youth a chance to see themselves in a positive, affirming light and provided information about AVP’s free education and counseling services. more

Fondation ForgeFondation Forge

Deutsche Bank Argentina is partnering with Fondation Forge, a not-for-profit organization that provides vocational and life-skills training to help underserved youth achieve gainful employment and a path to advancement. more

Big Brothers Big SistersBig Brothers Big Sisters

Our partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC dates back more than 15 years. The organization pairs corporate volunteers with middle and high school students for a full academic year of one-to-one mentorship. more

Get involved - Born to BeGet Involved

Being involved in our community is central to how we do business. Volunteering supports our commitment to employee development and work-life balance; and it is a tangible way for employees to connect with and contribute to our corporate responsibility work. more

CUNY launches Chancellor’s Emergency Relief FundCUNY launches Chancellor’s Emergency Relief Fund

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation is supporting the Chancellor’s Emergency Relief Fund, providing stipends to address CUNY community college students’ immediate food and shelter needs. Prior to the pandemic, 71% of students lived in households earning under $30,000. more

Henry Street's rapid COVID-19 responseHenry Street's rapid COVID-19 response

Henry Street Settlement is one of New York’s oldest social service agencies and a partner of Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation since 1998. It reaches thousands through job-readiness training, educational programming and temporary housing. more

Research and reporting spotlights issues facing Hispanic/Latinx youth

Research and reporting spotlights issues facing Hispanic/Latinx youth

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation commissioned the Futuro Media Group to produce a three-part audio series and several articles—based on Community Service Society’s (CSS) rich, cutting-edge data—for NPR’s award-winning station Latino USA. more

Further projects

Click here to read about our further projects.