We connect underserved groups, with a focus on those from low- and moderate-income communities, to the skills, resources and experience they need to succeed. By partnering with nonprofits, we help youth reach their full potential through early employment experience and help young adults and those with barriers to employment connect to work opportunities. Inside our company, we promote people’s career paths with our many professional development and engagement practices.
Workforce development & education
We're committed to connecting individuals to jobs to move local economies forward. Our philanthropic partnerships build on our long-standing focus on workforce development — including alternative pathways, youth employment and helping those with barriers to employment obtain second chances. Our efforts include how we hire, recruit and retain employees at our company.
Connecting people to meaningful employment requires public/private partnerships and collective expertise to prepare individuals for jobs that exist in our communities. Together, we can help build a stronger pipeline of diverse talent and fuel local economic growth — all of which contribute to the success of the customers and communities we serve.
Preparing a diverse pipeline of talent for today’s jobs
We're continuing to invest in our local communities to help prepare individuals for jobs and to fuel economic opportunity. That's why we're partnering with local organizations and other companies to help people get the skills they need to be successful in high-demand careers.
Our efforts include our $25 million investment in 21 higher education institutions, including community colleges, historically Black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions. Combined with an increased commitment to hiring by major employers, that means more opportunities for more members of our community.
Young ambition takes flight
Shreya Balaji may be a young adult, but her take-action attitude has benefitted many around her home town of Sacramento. As a volunteer, tutor and role model with The Refuge, a program for underserved Sacramento youth, she encouraged self-worth and supported the creative growth of young women from homes exposed to sex trafficking and drug abuse.
Shreya’s passion for serving her community and advocating for young women led her to apply to the Bank of America Student Leaders® program. We were happy to have her as a paid intern at the Boys and Girls Club of Sacramento, where even more at-risk youth benefitted from her mentoring expertise.