Miami, FL, April 16, 2019
A Culture of Giving: JPMorgan Chase & Co. knows that their strongest asset is the talent of their employees, and they encourage them to share their skills with communities in need that best suit their interests and schedules. This Autism Awareness Month, on Tuesday, April 16, local JPMorgan Chase & Co. employees provided a banking skills workshop to a group of Easterseals South Florida High School Culinary Arts students, followed by a tour the following day to a Chase branch where they received a hands-on experience.
Chase has generously partnered with Easterseals South Florida since 2011, volunteering their time through reading activities, toy and back to school drives, corporate support for special events and more. “Chase is proud to support Easterseals South Florida in its mission to help ensure that people with disabilities have every opportunity to be active participants in their lives and communities,” said Alicia Gonzalez-Monrabal, Executive Director/Market Director Banking at Chase Bank.
For over 20 years the Easterseals South Florida Culinary Arts High School has uniquely addressed the needs in Miami-Dade County for high quality, developmentally appropriate, culturally competent education and vocational training to help students ages 14-22 with autism and other disabilities. This school is accredited, and well known for its effective strategies to teach students with autism, behavior challenges, and developmental disabilities. The impact of this program on each students’ journey toward independence is truly powerful as they gain self-confidence, vocational training and interpersonal skills. These experiences and skills are important foundations for them as we help find jobs and a place in our community for them to be productive and contributing citizens.