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Chase supports youth summer employment opportunities through upstate New York events

 Donations for races in Rochester (June 3),
Buffalo (June 10) and Syracuse (June 22)


ROCHESTER, May 10, 2010 — Chase announces today that it will help three upstate non-profit organizations provide summer employment opportunities for young adults by making a donation to each organization for every entry into the Chase Corporate Challenge® races being held next month in Rochester (June 3), Buffalo (June 10) and Syracuse (June 22).

The Rochester Urban Fellowship Program, the Police Athletic League of Buffalo (PAL), and the CNY Works Youth Program in Syracuse were selected by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to receive funds because of their dedication to providing jobs to students in their respective communities.

“Gaining summer job experience is critical for young adults,” said E. Malcolm “Sandy” Wolcott, president for Chase in upstate New York . “These organizations will help students prepare for their careers, while also teaching them how to budget and save since they will be earning an income.”

The Rochester Urban Fellowship Program provides undergraduate students attending a Rochester-area college, or natives of the Rochester area attending college elsewhere, with the opportunity to work with community-based organizations and agencies for ten-weeks. This unique program emphasizes civic engagement, promotes learning about urban issues, and encourages an appreciation for cross-cultural issues and urban life.

The Police Athletic League of Buffalo, Inc. (PAL) strives to improve the immediate and future quality of life for the youth of the Buffalo community through educational, recreational, cultural and prevention programming. The Corporate Challenge donation will afford former PAL program participants meaningful employment at a neighborhood community center or program activity site as a mentor to children in a recreational setting.

CNY Works Youth Services, based in Syracuse, engages 14-to-21 year old participants in a variety of educational enrichment activities that will enable them to make better educational and occupational decisions and help prepare them for careers, not just entry-level jobs. The Corporate Challenge donation will allow them to place more youth in appropriate, meaningful jobs in safe settings, while providing exceptional supports, academic enrichment and opportunities.

Each organization will be on hand and honored at the Corporate Challenge event in their home cities. The donations to each organization are part of the more than $600,000 that will be distributed to not-for-profit organizations in JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge cities in 2010.

There is still time for your company to register online for the following Chase Corporate Challenge events in Rochester (June 3), Buffalo (June 10), Syracuse (June 22).


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