Allen Staff | President, Bank of America Orange County
Hear from Allen Staff, President of Bank of America Orange County, about our role in keeping Orange County moving forward.
While we've all been affected by the pandemic, the nonprofit sector continues to experience unprecedented demand for critical services to support vulnerable populations across diverse communities. Bank of America recognizes the responsibility we have to serve and strengthen our region however we can.
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.
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®.
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
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 Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast, 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
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
Despite being one of America’s wealthiest enclaves, Orange County is also a place of stark inequality, with tens of thousands of young people out of school and unemployed, lacking job skills, and often in trouble with the law. Hope Builders, a non-profit that trains young adults for jobs, calls these individuals “opportunity youth.” Now, with the national economy expanding, preparing them for employment opportunities is all the more important.
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.