NEWARK, NJ – Three representatives from Regal Bank recently volunteered at Junior Achievement of New Jersey’s Latino Day at First Avenue School in Newark. In addition to volunteers from other organizations, the Regal Bank volunteers worked to inspire and prepare 675 K-4 elementary students to "dream big and reach their full potential."

Emphasis was placed on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. 

Luke de Araujo, vice president of compliance, Vanessa Nesheiwat, operations manager, and Zoraida Duran, compliance specialist, volunteered their time and energy on behalf of Regal Bank in support of the community. Mr. de Araujo also helped to coordinate the event. 

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According to Regal Bank, there was extensive positive feedback from students, teachers and volunteers. 

“This is tiring, but very rewarding,” said Mr. de Araujo following the event. "I definitely appreciate teachers more after today."

“The entire day was educationally heartwarming,” said Ms. Battles, a second grade teacher at the school. "My volunteers were SO engaged with the kids."

“The volunteers are playing fun games and they are so awesome," said Karla, a fourth grade student. "I want to be just like them.”

“Participation in this great event is just another way that Regal Bank demonstrates its unwavering dedication to improving and enhancing the community,” said Thomas Lupo, president and CEO of Regal Bank.

Regal Bank’s services include commercial mortgages, business loans and lines of credit, home equity lines of credit, residential mortgages, and traditional commercial banking products for small- to medium-size businesses. The bank also offers Internet banking, bill pay, remote merchant capture, and other technology-based products.