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.
Jul 13, 2013
More than 220 students, from 40 communities across the U.S., came together in Washington, D.C. for the 2013 Bank of America Student Leaders Summit. Through our Student Leaders® program and our Summer Youth Employment Initiative, we provided summer jobs to nearly 1,300 young people—offering not only a paycheck, but also financial education and mentoring… learn More about Connecting high school students to jobs and leadership skills
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
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
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
*As of 9/18/2012. Total funding amount includes National Partners.