Partnering locally

Workforce development & education

More than $22 million in workforce development and education grants is helping over 1,000 nonprofits.*

Supporting economic self-sufficiency

Hard-working Americans know it often takes specialized training to keep up with the changing face of 21st-century jobs. If you want to succeed in today's economy, you need to be well equipped. These stories showcase people striving to improve themselves, and the organizations helping them acquire the skills that are in demand. We're proud to support them through lending, investing and volunteering, because education and employment are integral to the long-term stability of communities everywhere.

 

Connecting communities with jobs

Aug 15, 2013

SER Jobs for Progress is helping people achieve self-sufficiency and financial stability in Houston…  learn More about Connecting communities with jobs

Over $22 Million in Grants to Support Workforce Development and Education

Nov 06, 2012

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in Charlotte, with the support of Bank of America, is helping hundreds of veterans make the transition from the military to civilian jobs. CPCC is an innovator in workforce development training; their program provides training, academic counseling and support services, all geared to help members of the military translate their skills into jobs in areas of economic growth…  learn More about Over $22 Million in Grants to Support Workforce Development and Education

A 150-year-old organization helps families grow in Chicago

Sep 26, 2012

From adoption services to elder care, we're helping one Chicago organization connect thousands of families with what they need to build a brighter future…  learn More about A 150-year-old organization helps families grow in Chicago

Chicago's Center on Halsted offers programs and social services for the local LGBTQ community

Sep 26, 2012

Despite significant strides being made for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community, support is still needed for individuals who need a safe place to explore issues of identity and gain useful skills. Center on Halsted, located in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, set out to create that supportive and nurturing environment…  learn More about Chicago's Center on Halsted offers programs and social services for the local LGBTQ community

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Finding dignity through work

Aug 24, 2012

In 2007 Vicki Rainey was ready to turn her life around. Rainey, who in her twenties and thirties had developed a serious drug addiction, had recently been released from prison after receiving a four-year sentence. Then 45 years-old, Rainey wanted to work, and she wanted to be reunited with her children…  learn More about Finding dignity through work




*As of 9/18/2012. Total funding amount includes National Partners.

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