JPMorgan Chase Gives $300,000 to One Summer Chicago

Youth earn industry credentials toward permanent employment

Summer Youth Employment Summit Puts Policy Into Practice
Features leading advocates from across the Midwest including research from University of Chicago Crime Lab

--()--JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM):

WHAT

    JPMorgan Chase will announce a $300,000 donation to One Summer Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s signature summer jobs program, to help youth earn certifications in four career sectors: information technology, health sciences, transportation, and manufacturing that will start them on a path to career employment. The workforce program is a partnership with Chicago Public Schools and provides students with:
  • Real-world work-based learning opportunities in high-growth, high-demand fields
  • Relevant training and hands-on experiences that will lead to employment in high-growth, high-demand fields
  • A “leg-up” for students that will put them ahead of their peers as they enter into either post-secondary education or employment
The announcement will occur at the Summer Youth Employment Summit that JPMorgan Chase is hosting for Midwest non-profit organizations and municipal and agency professionals that focus on youth workforce initiatives and consists of four panels:
  • Policy: The importance of tackling the youth employment crisis and the value of early work experiences. Includes results of the University of Chicago’s Crime Lab research about violence and unemployed youth, as well as the JPMorgan Chase Summer Youth Employment survey.
  • Skill Based Programming: Skill building and best practices of sector based summer employment programs.
  • Fin Cap: Research and technology that bolsters the financial empowerment of low income youth.
  • Community Impact/Other Models: Best practice models that integrate summer youth employment as part of comprehensive community development plans.

WHERE

Chase Tower Chicago, 21 S. Clark, Chicago, IL
 

WHEN

Thursday, April 30, 12 – 3 p.m.

Contacts

JPMorgan Chase
Christine Holevas
312-732-6206 (o), 773-576-7577 (m)
christine.holevas@chase.com

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