Change Makers | Chemical Bank

Being involved with the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley coincides with the mission of Chemical Bank to “enhance the lives of the communities that we serve,” says Michael Schrock, Mahoning Valley market president.

“And the only way you can serve them is to be on the ground helping and volunteering, providing financial resources where necessary,” Schrock says.

Schrock is personally involved with the United Way’s report card mentoring program, and says that even when he finds himself asking if he’s really making a difference in the lives of the kids, “the in the children’s eyes just says it all.

“When they see you there and they make eye contact, their face lights up,” he says. “And that connection with them is so important. They know that somebody’s there to walk through things with them.”

Watch the video above for more with Schrock in his interview with Roxann Sebest, United Way director of marketing and communications.

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