I’m proud of the work Bank of America does in the community to make lives better. We’re particularly focused on empowering people to find great jobs that can lead to long-term success, while supporting the most vulnerable through initiatives that target homelessness and health care.
Bill Tommins  |  President, Bank of America Southern Connecticut
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Southern Connecticut 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. And we’re doing our part to protect our planet.

Our presence in more than 90 local markets helps us make a difference across the country.

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How we’re boosting the fight against hunger in Connecticut

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 Connecticut recently presented Connecticut Foodshare with a check for $185,000Footnote*. We’re proud to be able to help our community as we work together to move forward.

Bill Tommins | President, Bank of America Southern Connecticut

Hear from Bill Tommins, President of Bank of America Southern Connecticut, about our role in keeping Southern Connecticut moving forward.

Let’s build something together

Southern Connecticut has a strong team committed to helping all our communities thrive. We’re making a difference through a number of programs, including those that connect workers to new skills and fight homelessness and food insecurity. We’re supporting hospitality workers displaced by the health crisis retrain for careers in healthcare, collaborating with major hospital systems to identify job needs. Funds have gone directly to community colleges to cover tuition for low-income students and to nonprofits that are helping their clients overcome obstacles such as a lack of childcare or transportation. We’re also working toward expanding healthcare access to our most vulnerable minority communities. And, given wealth disparities in our region, we’re proud to support affordable housing initiatives through long-standing partnerships in the area.

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A new start for those out of work

Confronting the uneven impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on different industries, a public-private partnership in southern Connecticut is retraining displaced workers in hospitality and other hard-hit local industries for high-demand jobs in healthcare. Workers participate in fast-tracked career training programs at local community colleges while also receiving assistance with housing, childcare, food, and other basic needs to ensure they can complete their training.

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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.

Find a location

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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See some of the best museums in your area with our Museums on Us® program. You’ll receive free general admission during the first full weekend of every month with your active Bank of America, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit card and photo ID.

* Donations in each market reflect $100 per employee who has recorded their booster and an additional company contribution. Vaccination boosters and vaccination reporting are voluntary.