Partnering locally

Workforce development & education

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.

 

Sign outside of Pine St Inn in Boston

A Safe Place to Call Home for Boston’s Needy

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

Year Up

Tackling the Opportunity Divide in Boston

Jul 01, 2010

Boston's reputation as a world-renowned knowledge capital is derived in large part from the teaching and research activities of more than 100 colleges and universities located in the Greater Boston area. Despite these rich academic resources, however, roughly 17,000 young adults in Boston have not progressed beyond a high school diploma and are neither employed nor enrolled in post-secondary education…  learn More about Tackling the Opportunity Divide in Boston

A librarian in Boston, Massachusetts helps children participate in a summer reading program that rewards them with tickets to a Red Sox game.

Partnering to Keep Kids Reading Throughout the Summer

Nov 02, 2011

While Boston may be one of the most innovative cities for educating our next generation, summer learning loss has emerged as a key barrier in a quality education—both in Boston and nationally…  learn More about Partnering to Keep Kids Reading Throughout the Summer

A Bank of America employee takes part in a Bank of America mentoring program.

Bank of America Recognized for Support of Youth Mentoring and Employment

Jan 09, 2012

Bank of America was recognized by the White House for its support of mentoring programs that help youth attain academic and career success leading to long-term financial stability…  learn More about Bank of America Recognized for Support of Youth Mentoring and Employment

Matching Students with Mentors in Washington State

Nov 07, 2010

Today, 30,000 children in Washington State have mentors. But 200,000 more could benefit from the advice and companionship of a caring adult…  learn More about Matching Students with Mentors in Washington State




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

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