Community Events

Future Bankers’ Camp — Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony

Yvonne Debesa, Monica Koblinski, and Joyce Saumell Represented Sunstate Bank at the Future Bankers’ Camp, class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony.  Juniors and seniors from local high schools and trade schools got a jump-start on great careers this summer during the intensive Future Bankers' Camp.

An endeavor of the Center for Financial Training at Miami Dade College, the four-week-long program focused on introducing talented students that are interested in careers in the financial services industry. The Future Bankers’ Camp included an intense 150-hour classroom component at Wolfson Campus. The program included math, communication and financial literacy skills and a two-week internship at different banks in the Miami area.

Sunstate Bank hosted three student interns for the second consecutive year.  The students were Shadif Palacios, Mark Hayes, and Rory Leon from Coral Gables and Miami Jackson Senior High School.  The students interned at our Falls and Coral Gables branch.  The students were trained in the Teller Line, the Accounting Department, Loan Servicing Department as well as other areas of the bank.

After successfully completing the program, the students are eligible to receive the American Bankers Association Bank Teller and Customer Service Representative Certificates.

Sunstate Bank congratulates the future bankers and is proud to have been part of the Future Bankers 'Camp and we will continue participating with the same enthusiasm and support in the growth of the students in the banking industry.


Miami Wild Run & Walk

On November 12,  the Sunstate Bank team Alina Dominguez, Carlos Vazquez, Joyce Saumell, Lupe Diaz and Robert Lesueur completed the Miami Wild Run & Walk going wild in the zoo for at-risk youth. For many of the team-members this was not their first time around the track as Sunstate Bank has been participating and sponsoring this great cause for many years.

Over 7,000 youths were served last year by the outreach of the Miami Youth for Christ Organization. During the 2015 Miami Wild Run event, over 1,000 peopole participated and raised $103,000. The Sunstate Bank team was there. Check out the Sponsor page for more information: http://miami.yfc.net/events/partners/.

Miami Wild Run & Walk

About the Miami Youth For Christ Organization

For over 65 years, Miami YFC has been working together with other like-minded partners to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact the world around them. The YFC organization was incorporated in 1945 and the Miami chapter was incorporated in 1948 with the mission of positively impacting young people everywhere by working together with the local community.

In 1993, the KIX neighborhood outreach program was established in West Homestead with the mission of offering help, hope, and wholeness to at-risk children and youth. KIX has provided all-inclusive, free after-school services for urban children and youth from Kindergarten through High School for over 20 years. Today, KIX serves more than 500 children and youth in three locations of Miami-Dade County: West Homestead/Florida City, Jordan Commons in Princeton, which is the nation's largest Habitat for Humanity community, and in Overtown at the Miami Rescue Mission.

Miami YFC is committed to empowering the children, youth, and families of our community by providing faith-based services that enhance their emotional, spiritual, physical, and educational well-being through our educational and outreach programs. Sunstate Bank values Miami YFC efforts!