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 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
Sep 30, 2011
In Boston's knowledge-based economy, young people need both academic credentials and workplace skills to succeed. Studies have shown that summer jobs increase the employment, college-enrollment and earnings rates of participants after they graduate from high school… learn More about Building a path to career success for Boston youth
Nov 01, 2011
For immigrants with no family or contacts, it can be an extremely difficult and emotional time integrating into American society. In many cases, they don't even know how to take the first step toward finding a home, a job, or a community of peers… learn More about Giving CASA de Maryland a place to call home
Bank of America Charitable Foundation announces $50 million 3-year pledge to education as a path to workforce success
Jul 18, 2011
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation today announced a goal to invest $50 million over the next three years toward education initiatives leading to economic self-sufficiency through employment… learn More about Bank of America Charitable Foundation announces $50 million 3-year pledge to education as a path to workforce success
Oct 31, 2011
Washington, D.C. is a diverse city—both ethnically and socioeconomically. The laws of our country are debated by Ivy League–educated Members of Congress, just blocks from where low–income families struggle to put food on the table… learn More about Giving D.C. Students the Learning Environment They Deserve
*As of 9/18/2012. Total funding amount includes National Partners.