Firm helps create and invest in new programs for communities in East London

Dec 30, 2014

Through the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the firm has been working with schools, community organizations and non-profit institutions within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Among others, this includes work with St. Paul’s Way Trust School and the Bromley by Bow Centre.

Partnership with St. Paul’s Way Trust School
As part of this effort, the firm has partnered with St. Paul’s Way Trust School to provide a range of opportunities for young people. This includes finding ways to help enable students to become entrepreneurs of the future, giving them real-life experience of starting and running businesses.

Students also benefit from the Work Related Learning Program, where they are given the chance to work in small groups with J.P. Morgan business coaches to help them gain employability skills and the ability to make informed decisions relating to career and university choices.

Partnership with the Bromley by Bow Centre and the London Legacy Development Corporation
The “Looking East” program – a partnership between the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the Bromley by Bow Centre and the London Legacy Development Corporation – is another initiative that aims to address issues facing local communities in East London. The program connects local people with emerging economic opportunities that have resulted from the redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with projects ranging from women's enterprise training to graduate employment initiatives.

As part of the initiative, employees have been working with local women to help them build their employability skills, through work visits and mock interviews.

 

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