Credit Suisse Americas Foundation Commits USD 1 Million to HERE to HERE to Launch Youth Apprenticeships Through Careerwise New York

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Credit Suisse Americas Foundation Commits Usd 1 Million to Here to Here to Launch Youth Apprenticeships Through Careerwise New York

Credit Suisse announced a USD 1 million, three-year commitment through its Credit Suisse Americas Foundation (CSAF) to HERE to HERE, a Bronx-based career pathways nonprofit. The partnership will support CareerWise New York (CWNY), an employer-led, student-focused youth apprenticeship system based on a model widely used in Switzerland. The announcement was made by Credit Suisse’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Urs Rohner, at a gathering of business, education and philanthropic leaders who traveled with CWNY to Zurich to learn more about the Swiss apprenticeship system.

The USD 1 million gift will support the launch of CWNY and its operations over the first 3 years. The contribution is representative of Credit Suisse’s Future Skills Initiative which enables young people, regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds, to access the skills and education they need to gain meaningful employment and fulfill their potential. In the Americas, Credit Suisse brings focus to opportunities like this that improve the pipeline between education and employment. In line with Credit Suisse’s Corporate Citizenship approach, its financial commitment will be complemented by the time and talents of its employees to further support CWNY’s mission.

“Credit Suisse has a long history of hiring and training apprentices in Switzerland and we know firsthand the value of apprenticeship programs for both business and society. I am delighted that our Citizenship work enables us to contribute to developing this model in New York in partnership with CWNY,” said Urs Rohner, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse Group...