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 address critical needs, and to advance racial equality and economic opportunity. We’re collaborating with companies and working with skill-building partners to help people succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s economy. And we’re doing our part to help people stay healthy — including investing in benefits and resources for our employees who serve our clients in their communities.

Bill Tommins | President, Bank of America Southern Connecticut

Bill Tommins | President, Bank of America Southern Connecticut

Let’s build something together

South 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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Advancing Racial Equality and Economic Opportunity

The need for real progress on racial and economic inequality in the United States has been accentuated by the impact of the coronavirus on communities of color, and amplified by acts of injustice. We all have a role to play in helping move communities forward – an understanding that forms the foundation of Bank of America’s long-standing commitment to the people and communities it serves. And they’re at the heart of the bank’s $1.25 billion commitment over the next five years to advance racial equality and economic opportunity.

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. Of course, nothing is more important than your health and safety, and we have taken multiple steps to minimize health risks, based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. These steps we have taken in our financial centers include enhancing the daily cleaning procedures, implementing plastic screens and distancing markers, following local restrictions on the number of clients that can enter a financial center at one time, and requiring our employees to wear masks. In addition, we are requiring clients wear masks when visiting our financial centers.

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Enjoy local culture for free

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.