Summer Youth Employment Programs: Ensuring Greater Career Readiness

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 -
7:00am to 10:00am EST
JPMorgan Chase Conference Center, 270 Park Avenue, 50th Floor, NY, NY
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Youth Employment rates have seen a decline of 20% in recent years. This decline has significantly affected young people of color. 2013's employment data reveals that only 19% of black teens were likely to be employed as compared to 39% of their white peers.

We all know summer jobs are an important part of a young person’s (16 to 19 year-olds) development and a key predictor of consistent employment in adulthood. 

JPMorgan Chase recently released a report as an extension of its New Skills at Work initiative, that outlines the challenges in summer youth employment and explores opportunities for strengthening the programs that do exist. Building on its existing 5-year commitment of 250 million dollars, JPMorgan Chase is investing 5 million dollars over the next two years towards summer employment initiatives for youth to obtain skills necessary for career readiness.

Join us for a candid discussion between funders of youth employment programs and non-profits that run these programs to learn about the trajectory of summer youth programs and best practices for ensuring maximum impact.

  • How early work contributes to long term success
  • Current city priorities around increasing job opportunities for low-income populations
  • Common challenges of implementing youth employment programs
  • Key levers to strengthen existing programs
  • Indicators of success when evaluating programs


Designed for

All interested funders.


8:00 AM - 8:15 AM  Check-in
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM  Breakfast
8:30 AM -10:00 AM  Program

Registration is required by February 27th.

Members of Philanthropy New York: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register now, above. 

Guests of Organizers: Please email with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, phone number and indicate by which organizer you were invited. Include "Summer Youth Employment" in the subject line. 

If you have questions or would like to learn more, please email


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