Latoya Edmond Appointed to PNC Community Development Banking Philadelphia Advisory Council

Latoya Edmond Appointed to PNC Community Development Banking Philadelphia Advisory CouncilClick here to learn more

PHILADELPHIA, PA (APRIL 23, 2021) – Philadelphia OIC announced today that Latoya Edmond, Vice President ofWorkforce Development & Economic Innovation, was recently selected to servea three-year term on the PNC Community Development Banking PhiladelphiaAdvisory Council.


The PNCCommunity Development Banking Philadelphia Advisory Council is assembled to provide ongoing strategic direction and guidance to support low-to-moderate income individuals, families, and geographies.


PNC’s Community Development Banking is the primary interface with organizations engaged in affordable housing, economic development, financial education, community services for low-to-moderate individuals and revitalization and stabilization of low-to-moderate areas.


“I am pleased to serve on the Community Development Banking Advisory at PNC because the goals of the Advisory align with the mission of Philadelphia OIC to provide access to opportunities and eradicate poverty,” said Latoya Edmond. “It is a testament to PNC’s commitment to ensure that they are engaging with community stakeholders to provide the necessary support to the communities that need help the most.”


PNC is a longstanding strategic partner of Philadelphia OIC and invests in the BankWork$ program which provides a pathway for Philadelphia residents to enter careers in the financial and banking sector and earn a life-sustaining wage.


As Vice President of Workforce Development& Economic Innovation for Philadelphia OIC, Latoya annually manages over $2million in public/private agency grant and contractual funds. She also oversees the organization’s workforce development strategy and partnerships focused on training participants to receive the skills needed to obtain and retain 21st Century jobs.

Latoya provides overall leadership, vision,strategic thinking, assessment, and management of Philadelphia OIC’s workforce development, programs, and initiatives.  She oversees six adult workforce development programs and attracts, develops, coaches, and retains a high performing team. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, Latoya is instrumental in the development and implementation of all programs and services at Philadelphia OIC.

She earned her BA in Business Management and Master ofScience in Management & Leadership/Public Administration from East Stroudsburg University.

The Advisory Council is spearheaded by Monica Burch,Senior Vice President, Market Manager, Community Development Banking, PNC and the advisory members are: Chelsea Barrish, Director of Operations,Clarifi, Atif Bostic, Executive Director, Uplift Solutions, John Chin,Chair, Mayor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs,  Andrea Custis, President & CEO,Urban League of Philadelphia, Andrew Frishkoff, Executive Director, LISC Philadelphia, Arun S. Prabhakaran, Executive Vice President, Urban Affairs Coalition, Rick Sauer, Executive Director, Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations and Dina Schlossberg, Deputy Director/SeniorAttorney for Multifamily Housing.


Mediainquiries should be directed to Will Davison at: or 215-236-7700 x312 (office) or 267-896-1485(mobile).



About Philadelphia OIC


PhiladelphiaOpportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC) is dedicated to the elimination of poverty, unemployment, and illiteracy to ensure a meaningful quality of life for families and individuals within Philadelphia. Founded in 1964, on the principles of “helping people to help themselves,” OIC serves as a catalyst, enabling its clients to establish and maintain critical job and life skills through professional development. OIC serves more than 1,500 individuals annually and has provided more than 18,000 clients basic training in computerand Internet technology since 2011. For more information, please