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 19, 2012
In the early 1970s, four Native American men founded Native American Connections (NAC), an organization to assist a growing population of Native American men in Phoenix who as a result of leaving their reservations in pursuit of employment became homeless, often abused alcohol and other substances… learn More about How a Grassroots Organization Grew to Support an Entire Community
Jul 16, 2012
One of our nation’s greatest challenges continues to be the struggle to alleviate poverty in America’s neighborhoods. In 2010, U.S. Census data indicated that nearly 47 million Americans were living in poverty – the highest level in the 52 years for which poverty rates have been published… learn More about The power of neighborhood partnerships
Jul 17, 2012
Established in 1965 in Charlotte, NC, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont provides employment, job training and career services for adults and youth in 18 counties throughout North Carolina and South Carolina… learn More about From goodwill to good jobs
Jul 16, 2012
Every night, more than 7,000 men, women and children in the City of Boston have no place to call home. They lack decent wages and affordable housing. More than half of homeless adults suffer from mental health issues or substance abuse problems… learn More about A Safe Place to Call Home for Boston’s Needy
Bank of America Charitable Foundation Issues Request for Proposals from Nonprofits Addressing Local Workforce Development and Education Needs
Jun 04, 2012
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced today that it is inviting U.S. nonprofit organizations to submit funding proposals for local programs that address the nation’s high unemployment rate… learn More about Bank of America Charitable Foundation Issues Request for Proposals from Nonprofits Addressing Local Workforce Development and Education Needs
*As of 9/18/2012. Total funding amount includes National Partners.