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. And we’re doing our part to protect our planet.

Our presence in more than 90 local markets helps us make a difference across the country.

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How we’re boosting the fight against hunger in Bakersfield

We’re committed to supporting our employees’ health and safety and to addressing our local communities’ most critical needs. That’s why we donated $100 to local hunger-relief organizations for each Bank of America employee in the U.S. who let us know they’ve received a booster shot.

Through this effort, our team in Bakersfield recently presented CAPK with a check for $25,000Footnote*. We’re proud to be able to help our community as we work together to move forward.

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.

Learn more about our presence in California:

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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.

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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Digital First Can’t Stop Banking

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Wonder what everyone’s doing on their phones? They’re banking. And budgeting. And planning. And investing with Merrill – all in one place.

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Enjoy local culture for free

See some of the best museums in your area with our Museums on Us® program. You’ll receive free general admission during the first full weekend of every month with your active Bank of America, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit card and photo ID.

* Donations in each market reflect $100 per employee who has recorded their booster and an additional company contribution. Vaccination boosters and vaccination reporting are voluntary.