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Advancing Black Pathways

Expanding Economic Opportunity For Black People


Making the economy work for more people is a key focus for JPMorgan Chase. As part of that mission we launched Advancing Black Pathways—an initiative that builds on our existing efforts to help black people chart stronger paths towards economic success and empowerment.

We have a unique opportunity to marshal our resources to help address some of the persistent challenges facing black people. Everyone deserves the opportunity to participate in economic growth. That’s why we are providing more support for black people in their pursuit of educational, career, business and personal financial success.





Advancing Black Pathways combines JPMorgan Chase’s business and philanthropic resources to focus on three pathways to accelerate economic empowerment and opportunity for black people.


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Help black people realize their dreams through homeownership, increased savings and investments, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

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Educational Opportunities

Increase access to better educational and training opportunities for black students.

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Increase access to well-paying career paths and support black executives.

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With Advancing Black Pathways, we are proud to expand on the work we’ve been doing for decades to help black communities seize economic opportunity.

In Our Words


Sekou Kaalund, JPMorgan Chase Managing Director, and Head of Advancing Black Pathways

"Advancing Black Pathways is about empowerment: we have a unique opportunity to empower communities—with the resources and support—and build pathways for more promising horizons in education, careers and wealth."



Thasunda Duckett, Chase Consumer Banking CEO,
and Advancing Black Pathways’ Executive Sponsor

"We know that when we bring the full power of our firm to our branches, customers and communities, we can make a significant positive impact. I’m so proud to play a role in Advancing Black Pathways which will provide more opportunities for Black Americans to build wealth."


Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase Chairman & CEO

"One of our responsibilities as a firm is to expand opportunities for everyone. We’ve seen great success with our efforts to create opportunities for women and veterans. I’m confident that Advancing Black Pathways will help Black Americans be economically successful."