I’m proud of what Bank of America is helping the city accomplish, and we’re finding ways to double down on our commitments. We’re building on the bank’s connections to help make financial lives better.
Colleen Matteson  |  President, Bank of America Rochester
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Rochester 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 advance racial equality and economic opportunity, support diverse and women entrepreneurs, build job skills and create opportunities to help people succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s economy. We’re investing in benefits and resources for our employees who serve our clients in their communities. We're proud to have the efforts of our 200,000+ teammates globally recognized for putting our clients - and our communities - first.

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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.

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Accelerating access to capital for minority and women-led businesses

Investments help Black, Hispanic-Latino, Asian, Native American, women and other underrepresented entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. Through a variety of means, the private sector can help to provide dependable, sustainable capital to community businesses in need.

See how we're supporting entrepreneurs
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Meet the next generation of change-makers

Through a national leadership summit and an internship with local partners, including Junior Achievement of Central Upstate New York, our Student Leaders® program provides community-minded young students with a chance to serve, inspire and hopefully change the world.

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Colleen Matteson | President, Bank of America Rochester

Hear from Colleen Matteson, President of Bank of America Rochester, about our role in keeping Rochester moving forward.

Let’s build something together

We’re committed to ensuring everyone in Rochester has the opportunity to share in the city’s success through programs focused on building career skills and helping our most vulnerable communities. These initiatives include supporting a local college that pinpoints and supplies the training needed for high-demand jobs in IT, healthcare, professional services and manufacturing. We’re focused on adding a program for non-clinical healthcare, which has a 20% local vacancy rate, partnering with local employers to gain hiring commitments. We also help fund community-centered programs that not only build vibrant neighborhoods but also train at-risk youth from racially diverse communities to cultivate cut flower gardens on once-vacant lots in the city of Rochester. These youth also harvest and sell the flowers, ultimately developing their business skills and improving mental health. And, together with local nonprofits, we've helped women re-enter the workforce and supported a homeless shelter for LGBT youth in a high-poverty area.

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Empowering a more inclusive future

In Rochester, Center for Youth has served as a lifeline for young people for more than 50 years, offering wide-ranging services from housing support to educational and job-readiness services. Now, the Center’s youth-centered and youth-directed initiative, Flower City Changemakers, is assisting young leaders with paid internships, transportation and social and emotional support services. In what the Center calls “A Bridge to Peace,” these youth leaders will ultimately engage more than 200 local young people each year.

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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.

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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.

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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. Our top priority is the health and safety of our clients and teammates. We encourage visitors wear face coverings when visiting our centers.

In some locations, you may be required to wear a face covering to enter, in alignment with local ordinances.

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The only way you get to #1 is by putting clients first.

World's Best Bank is a huge honor, but we couldn't have earned it - or others we've received - without our 200,000+ teammates and millions of clients around the globe.

Together, we're demonstrating that we deliver great results for clients and also help address important priorities in the communities we serve. It's amazing what we have the power to do when we work together.

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Wonder what everyone’s doing on their phones? They’re banking. And budgeting. And planning. And investing with Merrill – all in one place.

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