The Bank engages in a variety of outreach activities that bring value to our community and promote our reputation as an attractive employer. Such activities also help support our diversity vision by providing opportunities for diverse individuals in our local community to acquire and strengthen basic business skills required by our organization, thus increasing the diversity of the labor pools from which we draw our applicants.
The Bank's FIRST SERVE program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to staff members in the First Federal Reserve District. Bank staff volunteer in a number of activities including financial literacy programs, math and reading tutoring programs, the Boston Debate League, community service programs, and the City of Boston tax preparation assistance program.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Community Development function promotes economic growth in lower-income communities by conducting research, convening stakeholders, and identifying approaches that work.
The New England Public Policy Center's mission is to promote better public policy in New England by conducting and disseminating objective, high-quality research and analysis of strategically identified regional economic and policy issues and, when appropriate, to work with regional and Bank partners to advance identified policy options.
Community Financial Institution outreach builds partnerships with financial institutions including community banks, credit unions, and community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to increase community development lending, investments, and services in the region. The CFI staff work closely with the community development outreach staff and community development organizations to achieve these goals.