JPMorgan Chase & Co. Employees to Volunteer Skills and Expertise to New Orleans' Nonprofits
Top-performing employees from around the world will provide on-the-ground expertise to help disadvantaged youth, fostering entrepreneurship and creating economic development opportunities
May 9, 2016 (New Orleans, LA) – JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced that a team of its top employees will travel to New Orleans to help strengthen the city’s nonprofit community. These employees from around the globe will utilize their business skills and expertise to help select nonprofit organizations increase capacity, create economic opportunity and encourage more widely shared prosperity in the city.
Building on JPMorgan Chase’s 180-year history and deep commitment in New Orleans, the New Orleans Service Corps will spend the first three weeks of May on the ground helping four New Orleans nonprofit organizations increase their impact in supporting disadvantaged youth, fostering entrepreneurship and creating economic development opportunities. Specifically, JPMorgan Chase employees will be supporting critical projects at EMPLOY, New Orleans BioInnovation Center, New Orleans Business Alliance and Liberty’s Kitchen.
Steve Cutler, Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Chase
The New Orleans Service Corps is made up of 16 JPMorgan Chase employees from across lines of business and locations around the world, including Hong Kong, London, California, Delaware, New York, New Jersey and Ohio. Together, the team has more than 100 years of work experience at JPMorgan Chase within the firm’s Asset Management, Corporate and Investment, Community and Consumer Banking, Legal and Corporate Finance groups.
Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans
The New Orleans Service Corps builds off the success of JPMorgan Chase’s Detroit Service Corps, which is helping nonprofits that commit to the city’s economic recovery. In New Orleans, employees will work in teams of four, based on a skills match for each nonprofit’s objectives. The New Orleans Service Corps will work with the nonprofits on the projects detailed below.
EMPLOY: The team will create a strategic plan to encourage New Orleans employers to hire disadvantaged young people. The plan will be used by EMPLOY’s collaborative of 20 different local organizations to improve the pipeline of young people who are seeking job opportunities.
Amanda Kruger Hill, Executive Director, Cowen Institute
BioInnovation Center: The team will help the BioInnovation Center develop strategies to attract and retain entrepreneurs, research firms and laboratories in New Orleans focused on the creation of life-saving technologies.
Aaron Miscenich, President, New Orleans BioInnovation Center, Inc.
New Orleans Business Alliance: The Service Corps will work with the Business Alliance to analyze best practices and provide recommendations for creating economic development incentives that make New Orleans an ideal intersection of commerce and culture.
Quentin L. Messer, Jr., President & CEO, New Orleans Business Alliance
Liberty’s Kitchen: Employees will develop a financial analysis of Liberty’s Kitchen’s food procurement process to identify cost efficiencies, while helping the organization continue to provide young people who work there with a path to bright and healthy futures through employability and life skills training.
David M. Emond, Executive Director, Liberty’s Kitchen
Established in 2014, JPMorgan Chase’s Service Corps has provided skills-based employee volunteerism efforts in Detroit, Michigan, Mumbai, India and Johannesburg, South Africa. Insights from each of these Service Corps have informed the work taking place in New Orleans this month. Since 2005, JPMorgan Chase has provided $36 million in philanthropic support to create economic opportunity by improving workforce training programs and small business growth in Louisiana. The firm has also lent or invested over $400 million towards affordable housing in the city and to build grocery stores, hospitals and daycare facilities in the state.
About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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