New York City, NY, – March 19, 2019 A new multi-year partnership between JPMorgan Chase and Girls Inc., a leading nonprofit that supports girls and young women, will bring financial health programs to 20,000 girls across the country. These programs will focus on how to manage money, create a budget and save more for the future.
Girls Inc. serves girls ages 6-18 at more than 1,400 sites in 400 cities across the United States and Canada. By serving as the sole national sponsor of the Girls Inc. Economic Literacy Program, JPMorgan Chase will help Girls Inc. teach girls vital skills that they can use for life, through classes, field trips, mentoring, and workshops, including opportunities for girls and their parents to engage with JPMorgan Chase employees. In addition to financial topics, the program also will help girls learn about and get exposure to different jobs and career options. The program will engage girls and their parents in key cities across the U.S., including: Dallas, Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Oakland and Philadelphia.
“It’s great to partner with a firm so committed to financial health,” said Judy Vredenburgh, President & CEO of Girls Inc. “Equipping girls early with financial education will give them the skills they need for long-term financial wellbeing and stability.”
“Collaborating with Girls Inc. will help us reach the next generation of women and teach them lifelong skills that can sustain financial health for them and their families,” said Samantha Saperstein, Head of Women on the Move at JPMorgan Chase. “By working with girls at formative stages, and involving their parents, we hope to instill habits that will help them grow into financially healthy adults.”
By helping girls through this program, JPMorgan Chase continues to promote financial health to consumers across the country. Products like accessible banking, digital tools to manage money and monitor credit health, and access to branches and advice are cornerstones of the firm’s mission to improve the financial lives of Americans. Over the last five years, the firm has invested more than $100MM to help millions of underserved people in the U.S. – including women and people of color – save more, reduce debt, build credit and meet their long-term financial goals.
JPMorgan Chase is supporting Girls Inc. through its Women on the Move program, which represents the firm’s latest commitment to promote gender diversity and equal opportunity. Women on the Move started as an internal initiative to empower the firm’s female employees to grow their careers. The firm has expanded its focus to help female business clients launch and grow businesses and female consumers improve their financial knowledge and financial health. Supporting girls through financial literacy programming is a key element towards developing financially healthy women of the future.
About JPMorgan Chase
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of customers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.weifeng25.com.
About Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. Its comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. These positive outcomes are achieved through mentoring relationships, girls-only safe spaces, and research-based programming. Informed by girls and their families, Girls Inc. also advocates for legislation and policies to increase opportunities for all girls. Learn more at girlsinc.org.