Jim Dever | President, Bank of America Greater Philadelphia
Hear from Jim Dever, President of Bank of America Greater Philadelphia, about our role in keeping Greater Philadelphia moving forward.
In Greater Philadelphia we must come together as a business community to ensure an equitable recovery from the adverse impact of the coronavirus. Now is a critical time to be training, reskilling and upskilling adults and young people in preparation for high-quality, sustainable jobs of the future.
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.
We’re committed to supporting our employees’ health and safety and to addressing our local communities’ most critical needs. That’s why we donated $100 to local hunger-relief organizations for each Bank of America employee in the U.S. who let us know they’ve received a booster shot.
Through this effort, our team in Greater Philadelphia recently presented Philabundance and Food Bank of South Jersey with checks totaling $150,000Footnote*. We’re proud to be able to help our community as we work together to move forward.
The instability that often accompanies poverty can make it hard to hold a job, earn a promotion and pursue educational opportunities. That insight has led Hopeworks N Camden, a southern N.J. nonprofit, to develop a life-skills curriculum that prepares 18 to 24 year olds for technology careers — as well as all facets of success. Its holistic approach combines coaching, counseling, and the option to stay in a residential center. Nine out of ten alumni from the past year are still working. Bank of America funding supports Hopeworks’ award-winning Recode Your Future tech skills program.
Agencies like Women Against Abuse (WAA), Greater Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence prevention and service agency, are dedicated to those in need during the pandemic. To keep maintaining their safe havens and services, they have been creative and resourceful to continue providing vital services to survivors.