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The power to keep moving forward

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is back on October 10th, 2021. As part of our commitment to helping our communities thrive, the race creates a vital impact, directly benefiting local Chicago businesses and charities throughout the year.

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Connecting young people to work experiences and professional mentorship

Since 2010, Bank of America has funded 20,000 jobs for youth. These experiences primarily benefit underserved youth who can most use the opportunities. This year, here in Chicago, that includes four teens who are building vital job skills and professional networks for the future through an internship at the Gately Indoor Track & Field Center. It’s just one way we’re working to advance racial equality and economic opportunities in the communities we call home.

We’ve also connected the interns with Bank of America Chicago Marathon Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski for a yearlong mentorship to help them explore career paths. “I think I’ll learn a lot from these kids,” Mr. Pinkowski shared, “and hopefully they learn from me.”

Interested in helping a young person succeed in your community? Sign up here

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Investing in youth employment

Bank of America has a long history of investing in youth employment, including our Financial Center Apprenticeship program, our Student Leaders® program, and partnerships with local nonprofits, mayors and sports teams.

Learn more about our commitment to youth employment
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Up and Running with Chicago

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon returns on October 10th. We’re joining the spectators, volunteers and participants in welcoming the race back to the city—and celebrating the power to keep moving forward together.

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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 address critical needs and to advance racial equality and economic opportunity. We’re collaborating with companies and working with skill-building partners to help people succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s economy. And we’re doing our part to help people stay healthy–including investing in benefits and resources for our employees who serve our clients in their communities.

Paul Lambert | President, Bank of America Chicago

Paul Lambert | President, Bank of America Chicago

Let’s build something together

When our communities are faced with adversity, we're there to answer the call. This was particularly true when the health crisis hit home, and hard. We took action providing significant relief funds to frontline caregivers for medical equipment and materials to help them combat the virus and support families affected. Relief was targeted in communities of color, who have seen disproportionately high rates of impact. Additional grants were made to the local tech industry to innovate solutions through the pandemic and support the economic stability of startup businesses. To help kids stay in school, we worked with city colleges across Chicago to provide emergency funds for students at risk of dropping out. Moving forward, we're focusing our efforts on initiatives that accelerate economic recovery for Black and Latinx communities and supporting long-term change.

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. Of course, nothing is more important than your health and safety, and we have taken multiple steps to minimize health risks, based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. These steps we have taken in our financial centers include enhancing the daily cleaning procedures, implementing plastic screens and distancing markers, following local restrictions on the number of clients that can enter a financial center at one time, and requiring our employees to wear masks. In addition, we are requiring clients wear masks when visiting our financial centers.

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