Jose Tavarez | President, Bank of America New York City
Resiliency, strength and compassion are key to New York’s spirit, especially through challenging times. There is unprecedented need now, and Bank of America will continue its unwavering support of our communities to keep New York strong.
New York City 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.
The right tools to help you take—and keep—control of your finances
The majority of Americans don’t have a written financial plan. But starting one now is easier than ever. With Bank of America, you get impressive digital tools to help you save, local experts any time you need, and the power to make your money go further.
Another boost in the fight against hunger in New York City
We're committed to supporting our employees' health and safety and to addressing our local communities' most critical needs. That's why we've donated to local hunger-relief organizations on behalf of each employee who received a COVID-19 vaccine or booster and/or a flu shot.* In addition, employees are doubling the impact of their personal donations to fight hunger with our matching gifts program.
Through this effort, our team in New York City recently presented God's Love We Deliver, Feeding Westchester and Citymeals on Wheels checks totaling $500,000. We're proud to be able to help our community as we work together to move forward.
Our commitment to veterans and service members
We’re proud to support the unique needs of our heroes as they transition to civilian life and careers by offering online resources on financial education, expanded financial center access near military installations, and intentional hiring practices.Learn more about our support
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.Read more
A summer to build on
In New York City, we’ve partnered with the country’s largest public school system to prepare students for rewarding careers. Since 2012, with the support of Bank of America, the New York City Department of Education’s summer enrichment and paid internship program has provided real-world education and training for more than 1000 rising high school juniors and seniors. Participating students gain exposure to the fields they are studying in school, develop technical and employability skills, strengthen their professional network, earn college credit and ward off summer learning loss.
Girl Scouts of Greater New York: The next generation of women leaders
Each year, Girl Scouts of Greater New York serves more than 32,000 girls ages 5 to 17 through its programs. One of those is the Leadership Institute, an intensive program that accepts a few hundred applicants every year and provides them with everything from college prep to professional development to access to career role models. Open to Girl Scouts in grades 6 to 12, the Leadership Institute features workshops, real-world projects, internships, job shadowing and more — all designed to build leadership skills. In 2020, the Leadership Institute went virtual with the support of Bank of America. It has since adopted a hybrid model that combines in-person, recorded and virtual events. Now the bank is helping with program enhancements, including career guidance from female bank employees and support for the Business & Entrepreneurship track and badge.
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.Explore our commitment