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Bank of America Renews Innovative “Adopt-A-Center” Commitment to Benefit Low-Income Families in San Jose


SAN JOSE, CALIF., Sept. 26, 2017 – Project Access today announced that Bank of America has renewed its commitment to adopt the organization’s Family Resource Center at Valley Palms Apartments in San Jose. Through the Adopt-A-Center partnership, Bank of America will provide financial education workshops and employee volunteer support to benefit low-income families in the Valley Palms Apartments community.


“Bank of America is a critical partner in our work to break the cycle of poverty,” said Kathy McCarrell, president and CEO of Project Access. “Their renewed commitment to helping low-income families in San Jose is an example of how community partnerships can have a collective impact on families in need of support.”


“Our continued partnership with Project Access to provide financial education and critical needs services to their clients is core to our commitment to improving the economic mobility of families in Silicon Valley,” said Raquel Gonzalez, Silicon Valley Market President, Bank of America. “We’re so proud of the difference this partnership continues to make for those who need it most.”


Each year, Project Access’ Family Resource Center at Valley Palms Apartments serves over 475 low-income children and parents through comprehensive, onsite programming. Services provided include financial literacy, a savings program, health and nutrition services, food distribution, and education programs for youth. To learn more about Project Access’ programs and services, please visit


About Project Access

Project Access is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization with headquarters in Orange, California and Oakland, California. The mission of Project Access is to be the leading provider of vital on-site health, education, and employment services to low-income families, children, and seniors. Founded in 1999, Project Access is committed to giving low-income families the tools they need to break the cycle of poverty by becoming healthier, further educated, and financially stable. Project Access currently operates more than 60 Family and Senior Resource Centers throughout California, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, and Arizona. Our resource centers serve as “one-stop-shop” community hubs that provide low-income families with the resources needed to achieve financial self-sufficiency. This unique model of service delivery allows Project Access to directly impact the lives of hard to reach pockets of underserved, impoverished families in their own backyards. In 2016, Project Access’ programs served 14,000 people.


About Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 47 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 4,600 retail financial centers, approximately 15,900 ATMs, and award-winning digital banking with approximately 35 million active users and more than 22 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.