New York: Grantmaker Meeting - Summer of Savings: Integrating Financial Empowerment into Summer Youth Employment Programs

Nov 03, 2016

November 3, 2016 | 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Philanthropy New York Offices

Summer Youth Employment Programs (SYEPs) are a staple of youth development programming in cities across the country. SYEP is often one of the first formal employment opportunities for young adults. Participants learn job skills, work with other young people and adults, and bring home a paycheck.

In the last three years, NYC has participated in Summer Jobs Connect – an ambitious initiative spearheaded by the Citi Foundation and the CFE Fund to support young adults seeking summer employment, enhancing municipally-led programs by integrating structural linkages to safe and appropriate banking products, services, and education.
Beyond a seasonal paycheck, Summer Jobs Connect positions first job experiences as entry points for lifelong success in the financial mainstream.

Our panel will discuss the program model, as well as recent successes and challenges in New York City. We will look at opportunities for philanthropy to learn from and build on this important work of integrating banking and financial empowerment opportunities into employment programs more widely

2:45 - 3:00 PM Check-in
3:00 - 5:00 PM Program

Registration is required by November 2.

Moderator - I-Hsing Sun (Moderator), Chief Program Officer, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund

Julia Breitman, Senior Director, Youth Employment Programs and Partnerships, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development 
Rosemary Byrnes, Senior Program Officer, Citi Foundation 
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