Volunteering for communities worldwide through "2 Million Connections for Better"
Sep 06, 2013
To better connect to communities worldwide, we’re launching a new program that showcases our commitment to volunteerism: “2 Million Connections for Better.” These efforts will build on the 1.5 million volunteer hours employees generously recorded last year, as we push toward a new goal of two million volunteer hours.
“One of the things I’m most proud of is how our employees do so much to give back,” said CEO Brian Moynihan. “Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in our communities, and it also strengthens our team and connects us to each other.”
As part of this program, we’re focusing on two forms of “strategic volunteering” to increase the impact of our service:
• Skills-based volunteering, which makes use of employees’ professional experience and personal abilities, and
• Charitable volunteering, from hunger to financial education, affordable housing, mentoring, and employment training, as well as help for veterans and military families.
In addition, we’re partnering with Wounded Warrior Project to provide financial education, advice, and guidance to service members and veterans transitioning back into the civilian workforce. This year there are five Warriors2Work financial coaching sessions—in NYC, Phoenix, Seattle, San Antonio, and Washington, D.C. This work supports our broader efforts to help members of our military adjusting back to civilian life.