Conversation creates cultural understanding in Bank of America series

Conversation creates cultural understanding in Bank of America series

Calandra Walker Jarrell looks at the audience in the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History’s General Motors Theater before making a slightly unexpected announcement. “We’re going to have some fun,” says Jarrell, Bank of America’s Global HR Diversity & Inclusion executive. She’s the moderator of “A Courageous Conversation: The Art of Impact.” “This […]

Bank of America Charitable Foundation awards $1.1 million to metro Detroit nonprofits helping those in financial stress

Bank of America Charitable Foundation awards $1.1 million to metro Detroit nonprofits helping those in financial stress

Metro Detroit families and individuals facing difficult financial decisions will get more help from 39 Detroit nonprofits thanks to a $1.1 million award from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The foundation celebrated its annual “Detroit Day of Giving” on Nov. 14 by distributing the dollars to the organizations that work to ensure individuals and […]

U of D Jesuit, Academy of the Sacred Heart deliver food to homebound seniors

U of D Jesuit, Academy of the Sacred Heart deliver food to homebound seniors

Every month students from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy of the Sacred Heart team up to pack and deliver food from Focus: Hope to low-income, homebound senior citizens. In September they delivered the boxes to 60 senior citizens at Warren Apartments. Here are pictures from the 360th consecutive month of Focus:Hope food packing […]

U of D Jesuit students team up with Pistons’ Andre Drummond to adopt 42 Detroit families for Christmas

U of D Jesuit students team up with Pistons’ Andre Drummond to adopt 42 Detroit families for Christmas

Christmas will come a little early for 42 Detroit families adopted by students at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. The students will deliver gifts and food to the families on Dec. 14. It’s part of the school’s annual Focus:Hope Christmas Celebration, now in its 29th year. Beginning on Nov. 7 each […]

Bank of America funds service organizations’ programs critical to neighborhood stabilization

Bank of America funds service organizations’ programs critical to neighborhood stabilization

An increasing number of Detroit neighborhoods are garnering unprecedented interest and investment. That’s a good thing for everyone, according to Matt Elliott, Bank of America’s (BOA) Michigan market president, who is excited to see evidence of rising property values in pocketed blocks throughout Detroit. The gaps? That’s what Elliott and his team look to lessen […]