To maximize our positive impact in Hampton Roads, we identify sponsorship opportunities that enable teammates to directly participate in advancing racial equality and economic mobility through courageous conversation and volunteerism across our neighborhoods.
Frank Castellanos  |  President, Bank of America Hampton Roads
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Hampton Roads 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 partners who support diverse entrepreneurs, build job skills and create opportunities 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.

Frank Castellanos | President, Bank of America Hampton Roads

Frank Castellanos | President, Bank of America Hampton Roads

Let’s build something together

The presence now owned and operated by Bank of America in Hampton Roads traces its local history back more than 150 years. To support economic opportunity in the 17 municipalities that comprise our modern footprint, we have created a workforce development cohort of academic, business and nonprofit leaders that provide pathways for local students to sustainable healthcare careers.

To support our small business community, we partner with economic development entities to expand access to capital and financial literacy mentorship for Black entrepreneurs. In addition, we help drive community revitalization initiatives to advance affordable housing and healthcare options for our neighbors in need.

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Addressing employment inequality

The South Hampton Roads region of Virginia has an unemployment rate below the national, and the majority of unemployed residents are African American and Hispanic/Latino. Tidewater Community College (TCC), a community partner since 1968, is committed to addressing these inequities by providing job and skills-based training, tapping the resources of its Center for Workforce Solutions to help people from all backgrounds prepare for high-quality jobs.

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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.

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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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.