Key Takeaway

Citi Foundation and the CFE Fund will invest $4.6 million in a second year of Summer Jobs Connect.

The Summer Jobs Connect (SJC) initiative, generously supported by Citi Foundation, leverages the scale and infrastructure of Summer Youth Employment Programs (SYEPs) to offer banking access and other financial empowerment opportunities, helping to transform a summer job into an on-ramp to the financial mainstream.

This March 2015 press release announces the Citi Foundation and the CFE Fund’s $4.6 million investment in a second, expanded year of the Summer Jobs Connect initiative. In Year Two, the program expanded to include Washington, DC and St. Louis, MO. The announcement also marks the launch of the CFE Fund’s report Summer Jobs Connect: More Than a Job: Lessons from the First Year of Enhancing Municipal Summer Youth Employment Programs through Financial Empowerment, which details important lessons from the programs in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and San Francisco over the 2014 program summer.  

Additional Takeaways

SJC expanded to Washington, D.C. and St. Louis, MO.

The CFE Fund released a brief detailing Year One lessons learned.

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