Education at Work, Inc. (EAW) has recently received a $50,000 grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to help EAW create jobs, retain top talent, and assist college students to graduate with less debt.
“As one of Ohio’s largest employers, we know there is no substitute for work experience when we seek to hire great talent. EAW is helping our students gain that experience, and is also helping to keep our best and brightest in the region.”
EAW Founder & CEO Dave Dougherty said the grant will be a tremendous help to further the mission. “We are thrilled to have the backing of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. This funding will allow us to continue growing as a company by providing financial support for our operations, enabling us to hire more college students and move towards financial stability,” said Dougherty.
Education at Work is a Cincinnati-based nonprofit organization that hires college students as part-time customer service agents with flexible hours, on-site training and career engagement guidance. EAW’s student-employees are eligible to earn up to $6,000 annually in tuition assistance on top of their base wages, if they maintain top grades while working. In addition to financial support, students learn first-hand responsibilities on the job, such as productivity, teamwork, commitment and accountability.
“Education at Work provides great opportunities for college students in our region,” said Kevin Ward, Chase Western Ohio President, Middle Market Banking. “As one of Ohio’s largest employers, we know there is no substitute for work experience when we seek to hire great talent. EAW is helping our students gain that experience, and is also helping to keep our best and brightest in the region.”
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation works with community partners to create pathways to opportunity by supporting economic growth, workforce readiness, affordable housing and financial capability in the communities where they do business. In addition, the JPMorgan Chase Foundationfocuses its efforts on financial competence and workforce development by supporting organizations that provide services to unemployed and/or underemployed people.
About Education at Work
Education at Work is a contact center provider solving business challenges with a twist. Energetic, tech-savvy students are at the core of our clients’ successes. Our mission as a non-profit organization is to invest in helping our students develop important career skills while also improving our clients’ business results. Fulfilling our mission depends on the success of our clients. By helping them achieve their goals, we provide more opportunities and experiences for our student-employees. Since its inception in 2012, EAW students have earned more than $400,000 in tuition support and over $2.5M in wages.
Students can graduate virtually debt-free through EAW with fundamental skills that better prepares them for success in the current job market. For more information, please visit www.education-at-work.org, or subscribe to the EAW blog http://blog.education-at-work.org. You can also find EAW on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About JPMorgan Chase
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its JPMorgan and Chase brands.
In Ohio, JPMorgan Chase employs more than 23,000 people and serves 3.2 million customers through nearly 300 branches and more than 900 ATMs located throughout the state. For more information about the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, visit http://bit.ly/JPMorganChaseFoundation You can also follow JPMorgan on twitter @jpmorgan.