The Way Forward: Equity in Economic Opportunity for the National Capital Area

Jan 04, 2022

Bank of America for Greater Washington DC and United Way of the National Capital Area have a unique opportunity to provide equitable services, training, and information to the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed (ALICE) residents in the 11 jurisdictions served across the region. ALICE represents the growing number of individuals and families who are working but are unable to afford the necessities. With Bank of America’s decades of expertise and commitment to economic opportunity and empowerment, this partnership is crucial in supporting and advancing equity across communities.

In a new episode of The Way Forward, President & CEO of United Way NCA, Rosie Allen-Herring, sits down with Larry Di Rita, President of Bank of America for Greater Washington DC.

Together they discuss the priorities and commitments that drive their work for the DC region, the multigenerational impact, and what is yet to be done.


United Way NCA is committed to providing residents with economic opportunity by removing barriers to stable and affordable housing and instilling financial empowerment so that community members can feel in control of their financial situations and feel confident in navigating challenging financial decisions.



Rosie Allen-Herring | President & CEO, United Way NCA

Allen-Herring is a national expert on public private partnerships, philanthropy, and business strategy.  She currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA). Rosie is recognized as a thought leader who demonstrates the ability to convene public private entities to leverage talent and resources and create collective impact in communities across the region and beyond.

Larry Di Rita | President, Bank of America for Greater Washington DC

Di Rita is the president for Greater Washington, D.C., responsible with the market leadership team for delivering Bank of America capabilities and services to companies, families, and individuals in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding region in Maryland and Virginia. He and the team direct Bank of America’s resources to address social and economic priorities and help strengthen the communities Bank of America serves. Larry also co-leads the Strategy and Public Policy team for Bank of America; he previously led the company’s External Affairs team. 


About The Way Forward

The Way Forward is a United Way NCA original podcast series that seeks to spotlight the gaps and disparities in our communities through dialogue with local and national leaders. The Way Forward looks to champion innovative solutions from voices across the nonprofit, business, government, and community-driven spaces.

Listen to more episodes of The Way Forward on Spotify.