ChildNet, a Community-Based Care lead agency that protects abused, abandoned and neglected children throughout Broward and Palm Beach County, announced that it has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Truist Foundation. The grant assisted ChildNet in providing ongoing leadership development for Broward employees. ChildNet is committed to investing in its employees by providing professional leadership and development training. ChildNet continues to build a culture of attracting and retaining key employees in order to positively impact employees and clients while also providing opportunities for advancement within ChildNet. “On behalf of ChildNet we are grateful for partners such as the Truist Foundation,” said Larry Rein, ChildNet CEO & President. “Professional development and leadership training has ensured that our staff are well-equipped to deal with these complex issues. Our goal is to provide ongoing training within our organization that will create a better daily process for all employees which will directly affect the community which we serve.” “With this grant, ChildNet is investing in its employees so they can continue to protect some of the most vulnerable members of our community,” said Tony Coley, South Florida regional president for Truist, speaking on behalf of the Truist Foundation. ChildNet is currently serving over 1,900 children and youth throughout Broward County. ChildNet was selected by the Florida Department of Children & Families to serve as the Community-Based Care (CBC) lead agency in both Broward and Palm Beach counties. As such, it is the single private nonprofit entity responsible for administration of the local child welfare system in each county. ChildNet fulfills this responsibility by managing comprehensive networks of child welfare service providers. The agency’s mission is to protect abused, abandoned and neglected children in the communities it serves. The Truist Foundation is committed to Truist Financial Corporation’s (NYSE: TFC) purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Established in 2020, the foundation makes strategic investments in nonprofit organizations to help ensure the communities it serves have more opportunities for a better quality of life. The Truist Foundation’s grants and activities focus on leadership development, economic mobility, thriving communities and educational equity.