Commitment to Action

JPMorgan Chase Summer Skills Development and Jobs Initiative

Commitment by

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

In 2014, JP Morgan Chase & Co. committed to supporting opportunity youth by partnering with foundations, the private sector and the mayors of 14 selected U.S. cities to invest in expanded work readiness and employment opportunities for teenagers and young adults through its JPMorgan Chase Summer Skills Development and Jobs Initiative. The primary goals of the partnership are to create 4,000 summer job opportunities for youth and to provide them with concrete work readiness skills and early work experience. An additional 20,000 youth will benefit from work readiness opportunities. Positions will be available in several sectors including government, education, financial services, health, and energy. The mayor of each city will be the primary local partner, although implementation will be led by various public, private, and nonprofit organizations in selected cities, including local foundations, faith-based and community organizations, universities, and traditional training providers.





JPMorgan Chase Summer Skills Development and Jobs Initiative



Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Reed Public Relations, City of Milwaukee, PENCIL, STL Youth Jobs, City of Chicago, Education is Freedom, Alternatives, Inc., City Connect Detroit, California Community Foundation, KentuckianaWorks, Leave No Veteran Behind, United Way Of America, Florida Workforce Investment Board, Jersey City Economic Development Corporation, City of Seattle, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, East Bay Community Foundation, The Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation, City of Los Angeles, ElevArte Community Studio