Summer Jobs Connect is an ambitious initiative spearheaded by the Citi Foundation and the CFE Fund to support young adults seeking summer employment, enhancing these municipally-led programs by integrating structural linkages to safe and appropriate banking products, services, and education. In the initiative’s sixth year, the CFE Fund is worked with 16 city governments and their local Summer Youth Employment Program partners to provide additional job positions to local residents of predominantly low incomes between the ages of 14 and 24, as well as connect them to appropriate bank and credit union products and meaningful financial education.
Through the CFE Fund’s leadership, our city partner’s efforts and the Citi Foundation’s support of over $32 million, Summer Jobs Connect has provided over 15,000 young people with summer work experience and connected financial empowerment services. Beyond a seasonal paycheck, Summer Jobs Connect positions early job experiences as entry points for lifelong success in the financial mainstream.
The CFE Fund is currently accepting applications from existing Summer Youth Employment Programs to join the national Summer Jobs Connect initiative and integrate banking access and financial education into their program infrastructure, apply by April 10, 2020.