I'm proud to work for a company that prioritizes communities that are most in need. It feels great to be part of making lives better, not just for today, but for generations to come.
Derek Cohen | President, Bank of America Coastal North Carolina
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Coastal North Carolina 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 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.

Derek Cohen | President, Bank of America Coastal North Carolina

Derek Cohen | President, Bank of America Coastal North Carolina

Let’s build something together

Bank of America wants to ensure everyone shares in the success of our region. We’re focused on working with nonprofits to address hunger and homelessness and help our neighbors get what they need. We support a number of programs aimed at underserved communities to assist with affordable housing and workforce development. We’re committed to overcoming generational poverty and breaking down the barriers people face in finding viable, well-paid careers. Our employment support includes an internship program for high school students that creates new pathways to employment and teaches key life skills. We also provide funds for up-skilling initiatives focusing on racially diverse communities and the formerly incarcerated. We found ways to assist working parents during the health crisis by supporting a local nonprofit that pivoted from its normal after-school activities to providing full-time childcare when schools were closed. Whatever the challenges, we remain steadfast in supporting our community.

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Advancing Racial Equality and Economic Opportunity

The need for real progress on racial and economic inequality in the United States has been accentuated by the impact of the coronavirus on communities of color, and amplified by acts of injustice. We all have a role to play in helping move communities forward – an understanding that forms the foundation of Bank of America’s long-standing commitment to the people and communities it serves. And they’re at the heart of the bank’s $1.25 billion commitment over the next five years to advance racial equality and economic opportunity.

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Fueling economic growth through jobs and skills development

The job skills gap has disproportionately affected Black and Latino individuals – and this disparity has been compounded by the coronavirus. To help address this gap, Bank of America works with local nonprofits, employers and broader networks across the country to support skills-training programs that meet the specific workforce demands of local communities. The result is a diverse talent pipeline for employers – and a clear path to employment for individuals.

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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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.