In every community we serve, there are people living on the margins, hoping to find good jobs and affordable housing to create a better life for themselves and their families. That’s why we focus on addressing issues of economic mobility including workforce development and education, basic needs, and community development. We partner with nonprofit organizations that remove barriers to economic success for vulnerable populations, including youth, working families, and the formerly incarcerated.
Through our partnership with nonprofit Year Up —a national organization that connects urban young adults to the skills, experience, and support they need to reach their full potential through professional careers and higher education—we’ve provided more than $4 million in funding to support young adults chart a path for success, welcomed more than 400 Year Up® apprentices to six-month full-time internships at the company, and hired more than 200 to full-time positions. With their help, we have been able to develop a pipeline of motivated, hard-working young adults who are able to build their professional and business skills, while also delivering value to their teams and our customers.
Two former Year Up alums, Ruth Bowen and Michel Ruel, Jr., have found success and rewarding careers at Bank of America.