I'm proud to work for a company that is prioritizing neighborhoods, like ours, that are most in need. It feels wonderful to be part of the solution and to see the difference we're making.
Karen Zuber  |  President, Bank of America Bakersfield
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Bakersfield is your home. It’s ours, too.

We are committed to helping our communities thrive - dedicating our resources to address the issues that matter most in each community where we live and work.

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Taking action to support our communities, clients and teammates

Now as always, our commitment to help strengthen the communities we serve is unwavering. We’re partnering with local leaders and organizations to advance racial equality and economic opportunity, support diverse and women entrepreneurs, build job skills and create opportunities to help people succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s economy. We’re investing in benefits and resources for our employees who serve our clients in their communities. We're proud to have the efforts of our 200,000+ teammates globally recognized for putting our clients - and our communities - first.

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Investing in Hispanic-Latino teammates, clients and communities we serve

Learn more about how we are advancing opportunities for Hispanic-Latinos as part of our commitment to responsible growth.

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Accelerating access to capital for minority and women-led businesses

Investments help Black, Hispanic-Latino, Asian, Native American, women and other underrepresented entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. Through a variety of means, the private sector can help to provide dependable, sustainable capital to community businesses in need.

See how we're supporting entrepreneurs
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Meet the next generation of change-makers

Through a national leadership summit and an internship with local partners, including Bakersfield Rescue Mission, our Student Leaders® program provides community-minded young students with a chance to serve, inspire and hopefully change the world.

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Karen Zuber | President, Bank of America Bakersfield

Hear from Karen Zuber, President of Bank of America Bakersfield, about our role in keeping Bakersfield moving forward.

Let’s build something together

We're covering a lot of ground here in Bakersfield, doing our part to make a difference where it's needed most. When it comes to workforce initiatives, we're focused on removing obstacles to quality jobs by funding a GED classroom, pathway programs for students, supporting transportation solutions, as well as funding internships and mentoring programs to support startup businesses. Our financial literacy programs are also making a huge impact across the market, helping individuals and businesses build a better future. We were quick to respond to the health crisis, delivering masks and supplies to areas that needed them the most. And we've worked alongside nonprofits to create programs to help the homeless and address food insecurity.

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An early jump on a healthy career

A partnership between Bakersfield College and the Kern County School District is connecting students with emerging opportunities in public health. High school students take courses at the community college for free and are connected to career pathways in public health through volunteering and internships. The program drastically reduces student debt for participants, many of whom are from low-income households, helping to alleviate some of the financial burden of traditional four-year degree.

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Bridging the Technology Gap to Keep Learning Alive

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, as public schools shifted to online lessons to keep students and teachers safe, some communities found themselves at a disadvantage: Not all families can afford the devices and internet access that make distance learning possible. Kern County Superintendent of Schools utilized a donation from Bank of America to provide free devices and ensure internet access for families, providing a “learning lifeline” for their students.

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The power of the arts

At Bank of America, we believe in the power of the arts to help economies thrive, educate and enrich societies, and create greater cultural understanding. That’s why we’re helping the arts flourish in communities across the globe.

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Find a location

Whether you have everyday financial needs or more complex ones, our experienced specialists can help at locations around your city. Find a location and make an appointment to talk with us.

We remain committed to supporting you with your financial needs during the health crisis. Our top priority is the health and safety of our clients and teammates. We encourage visitors wear face coverings when visiting our centers.

In some locations, you may be required to wear a face covering to enter, in alignment with local ordinances.

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The only way you get to #1 is by putting clients first.

World's Best Bank is a huge honor, but we couldn't have earned it - or others we've received - without our 200,000+ teammates and millions of clients around the globe.

Together, we're demonstrating that we deliver great results for clients and also help address important priorities in the communities we serve. It's amazing what we have the power to do when we work together.

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