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JPMorgan Chase Hosts Event with Nigel Sylvester Foundation in Harlem

by Derrel Jazz Johnson JPMorgan Chase, BMX athlete Nigel Sylvester, and his Nigel Sylvester Foundation teamed up for their fifth financial health event in New York City recently at the Chase Harlem Community Center in the heart of Harlem on 125th Street. Several dozen children of various ages attended and answered questions from Sylvester and …

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JPMorgan Chase’s The Fellowship Initiative: Assisting Achievement of Young Minds

Although there’s no secret recipe for success, access to resources like mentors, professional networks and internships can help young people as they navigate the transition from school into the workforce. For over a decade JPMorgan Chase’s flagship college and career readiness program, The Fellowship Initiative (TFI) has helped young men of color across the country …

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Interview with Michael Johnson, President & Chief Executive Officer at Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF)

by Ryan Yablonski Growing up in Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods, Michael Johnson is a product of the New York City public schools and knows full well the gaps in the system. His mission as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) is informed by his own experience as a high school senior when …

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Backroads Foundation: At the Doorstep of Those in Need

by Ryan Yablonski When COVID slowed his construction business down in 2021, Solomon took a step back from work and took a moment to reflect. Then war broke out in Ukraine and his lifelong flame of altruism was reignited. After serving two deployments to Afghanistan, Solomon began flying into countries around the world working with …

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Professional Highlight: Ronnie Oliva

As public relations professionals look to navigate their clients through ever-changing, volatile and uncertain times, Sykes Global Communications has emerged throughout the years as a leading PR agency for today’s complex, technologically expanding and extraordinarily challenging world.  As founding principal and Chief Executive Officer of Sykes Global Communications, Ronnie Oliva, has risen to the top …

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The Fountain of Life Juice Cleanse

By Jasmin Kearse, Founder/CEO Fountain of Life Coaching Services, Juicin’ with Jazz Juice Bar Juice cleansing has become increasingly popular in recent years as a way to detoxify the body and improve overall health. A juice cleanse involves consuming only fresh fruit and vegetable juices for a period of time, typically three to seven days. …

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NY’s Fabulous Five! Women Leading the Way

by Derrel Jazz Johnson In celebration of Women’s History Month, JPMorgan Chase put together an extraordinary panel of five fabulous women at a Chase branch in the heart of Harlem. The panel featured Harlem’s own born, bred, and buttered Melba Wilson, owner of Melba’s Restaurant, Carolina Jannicelli, Managing Director, Head of Community Impact, JPMorgan Chase, …

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Perspectives on Carver Bank’s 2023 Women of Influence Leadership Summit

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture The 2023 Women of Influence Summit event at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on March 21, 2023 was simply inspirational and beautiful. Listening to these four amazing women made me think about my mother and how she raised two boys working two jobs, and how …

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Mayor Eric Adams and NYC & Company Kick Off ‘NYC Winter Outing’ Today with Lighting Ceremony at the Empire State Building

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Eric Adams today launched the start of NYC & Company’s NYC Winter Outing event with a lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building Observatory. Mayor Adams kicked off the event alongside Michael James Scott, who plays the role of the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, and Charlotte d’Amboise, who plays …

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