Education

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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Black Minds Matter: How One Woman is Leading the Charge for School Change

by Ryan Yablonski Denisha Allen’s journey from a troubled student to a master’s degree graduate and leader in education reform is a model of the American Dream. Born in a poor neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, Denisha’s early experience with public schools was about as bad as it gets. Her life at home was a struggle,

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Kevin Hart: Giving Life Lessons to the Youth of Harlem

by Derel Jazz JohnsonWith Northeast Division Director for Chase Community & Business Development Robert Scott, Hart shared tools and tips for improving financial health. He urged students to develop healthy financial habits now, not when they are ‘successful,’ using the wit and humor that has made him the star that he is today. In front

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How civil rights activist Howard Fuller became a devout champion of school choice

As a longtime civil rights activist and education reformer, Howard Fuller has seen his support for school choice spark both controversy and confusion. That’s because it aligns him with polarizing Republican figures that include Donald Trump and Trump’s former secretary of education, Betsy DeVos. But unlike those figures, Fuller’s support for school choice is not

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At The Top of Her Game: Chase Leader Making a Difference in How Communities do Banking

Well-known companies, throughout the United States, often recruit a good portion of workers from top-tier universities. This often leads to an under-representation of people of color in the workplace, as many colleges have a higher proportion of white students compared to minority students. Companies, like JPMorgan Chase, bring their recruitment efforts to not only the

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Take Control of Your Financial Future

A year into the pandemic, many people have experienced changes in how they manage their money.  With different spending needs and, in some cases changes in income, balancing budgets, saving, and monitoring credit have become top of mind, as underscored by our recent Digital Banking Attitudes study. “No matter where you are financially, budgeting and

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The Shocking Reality of Low Banking Rates in the African American Community

Generational wealth can only occur if previous generations were able to effectively save and develop equity. Most of this saving typically occurs through bank accounts and equity development occurs through mortgages and other types of loans. Now, since this is the case, one would hope that Americans would rush to the banking industry to try

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OUR PATH FORWARD TO ADVANCE RACIAL EQUITY

By Brian Lamb Brian Lamb is Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at JPMorgan Chase & Co. 2020 was one of the most tumultuous chapters in recent history for Black Americans. We saw numerous reminders that systemic racism brings devastating consequences for individuals, families and communities. The COVID-19 pandemic is tearing through Black communities across

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