As JobsFirstNYC works to strengthen the public workforce system and align education and talent development with employment demand for out-of-school and out-of-work young New Yorkers, we applaud these new investments. We believe that the success of this initiative could have an impact on the inflow of youth into the out-of-school, out-of-work population from K-12 education. Furthermore, we believe New Skills for Youth has the potential to be greatly beneficial to young people in some of New York City’s most under-resourced communities, such as the South Bronx, where high school graduation rates are as low as 54%.
JobsFirstNYC is a proud partner with JP Morgan Chase & Co. on a number of initiatives. JP Morgan Chase & Co. is a strong supporter of our Young Adult Sectoral Employment Project (YASEP), through the New Skills at Work initiative, and has been supportive of the Lower Eastside Employment Network (LESEN). It was also an inaugural funder of the Bronx Opportunity Network. Click here to learn more about JP Morgan Chase & Co. and the New Skills for Youth initiative.