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.
Turn financial knowledge into action
At Bank of America, we invest in the communities we serve. We’re not just here to help with your everyday banking. We’re here to help you go further, by providing banking solutions, powerful tools and financial education resources like Better Money Habits®.
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
Meet the next generation of
Since 2004, our Student Leaders® program has helped prepare high school students for the workforce by connecting them to skills development and leadership training. Through paid internships with local nonprofits like DREAM and Vanderbilt YMCA, they gain practical work and life experiences. It's just one more way we're working to build a better future for all.Learn about student leadership
Empowering the local workforce
We’re investing in people’s futures by helping our neighbors build careers that support families and fuel our economy. The Academy at Bank of America offers resources to foster the growth and success of our communities and teammates. If you’d like to enhance your skills and boost your confidence, training is free and open to all.Register for free live webinars
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. Now the bank is helping with program enhancements, including career guidance from female bank employees and support for the Business & Entrepreneurship track and badge.
Racial equality and economic opportunity
At Bank of America, we’re committed to addressing the root causes of inequality through a company-wide commitment to advancing racial equality and economic opportunity across diverse communities. We are doing this by building upon our existing efforts and leveraging our strengths: creating more affordable housing and expanding home ownership, increasing lending and support to minority-owned small businesses, championing job training and career readiness and addressing health disparities like access to care. We also know we can’t solve these challenges alone, so we’re partnering with other corporations, local nonprofits and community leaders across the country who share our vision for creating meaningful change.