Investing in a “Community Renaissance”

October 28, 2010 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

JPMorgan Chase executives, representing various practices from their Austin offices, visited the Southwest Key Programs to tour El Centro de Familia and to present a $100,000 check in support of the Children’s Promise initiative. The JPMorgan Chase Foundation, recognizing the potential impact of the Children’s Promise, made a gift to invest in a community renaissance in the Govalle/Johnston Terrace neighborhood in East Austin.

Among the visitors were Cindy Matula, President of the Austin Region; Ki Allen, Division Manager of the Government, Not for Profit and Healthcare practice; Steve Wacker, Market Manager for Retail business in Central Texas; John Minter the Manager and Managing Director for JPMorgan Private Wealth Management; David Saling, Sr. Banker with Community Development Real Estate lending; Chris Hughes, Managing Director of JPMorgan Private Wealth Management; Carol Olson, Vice President with JPMorgan Private Banking; and Yobany Mayen, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking.

“We have worked with JPMorgan Chase for many, many years; and their support is very important to us – it is a relationship” Dr. Juan Sanchez commented. “This money helps to fund our school, the College Prep Academy, and contributes to our social enterprise programs. This helps us create and develop jobs for people in East Austin.”

The Children’s Promise initiative includes programming for youth and adult education, family and community engagement opportunities, job training and social enterprise. One piece of the Children’s Promise is The East Austin College Prep Academy, an innovative tuition-free charter school in East Austin, the first middle school in the Govalle/Johnston Terrace neighborhood in 20 years.

– Narissa Johnson
Ext. Comm Manager, Southwest Key

Entry filed under: Community Support, East Austin Children's Promise, Partners.

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