Wintrust partnered with North Lawndale Employment Network to open a sustainable branch at the community organization’s new headquarters—which includes a workforce training campus and financial education center—in North Lawndale, a Chicago neighborhood that historically sees little investment. In addition to making financial services such as deposit accounts, mortgages and business loans more accessible to underserved residents, the successful collaboration is helping to expand opportunities for long-term wealth and prosperity on the city’s West Side.
This work has earned Wintrust Bank, N.A. a 2022 Community Commitment Award from the ABA Foundation. This award recognizes and promotes the many valuable ways banks of all sizes contribute to economic growth, community development and enhancing the quality of life in their communities—and is a true badge of honor for any bank to earn.