Lawrence Di Rita | President, Bank of America Washington, D.C.
Hear from Lawrence Di Rita, President of Bank of America Washington, D.C., about our role in keeping Washington, D.C. moving forward.
Bank of America has been a leader in making financial lives better in the DMV for more than 200 years.
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 YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, 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
In 2016, Shelly Omilade Bell founded Black Girl Ventures (BGV) as a way to help Black and Brown women-identifying entrepreneurs find funding and financial advice. At BGV pitch events, Black women entrepreneurs have three minutes to present their ideas. Audience members can then back the ones they like through Raisify.co, the organization’s crowdfunding platform. To date, BGV has held more than 45 pitch events in a dozen cities and raised more than $1 million for 600-plus participants.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) plays a vital role in addressing the skills gaps in Northern Virginia and creating a well-trained workforce for local employers. That includes participating in Virginia’s FastForward program, which partners with community colleges to offer short-term workforce development classes – helping students at NOVA to receive training and earn industry credentials while working.