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Bank of America Funds Summer Youth Employment Project in Suffolk County

Bank of America has provided United Way of Long Island with a $25,000 grant to contract with five community based organizations in Suffolk County that provided summer youth employment project (SYEP) opportunities for ten high school/college students from underserved communities. The communities identified included Amityville, Central Islip, Huntington Station, Sayville and Wyandanch.

The five agencies that provided jobs for up to eight weeks for the students were The Center of Hope, Family Service League, The South Shore Community Organization, United North Amityville Organization and Wyandanch Youth Services Inc.  All agencies chosen are member agencies of the Suffolk County Youth Bureau. The students worked with the agencies in summer programs offered at each site. United Way of Long Island provided fiduciary and administrative oversight of the program.BOA Photo

The ten students chosen for the Bank of America Summer Youth Employment Project attended a financial Literacy workshop held at United Way and conducted by Bank of America Senior Client Manager, Barbara Liguori.

PHOTO: Pictured are students and staff from the five Summer Youth Employment agencies. (front left to right) Sandra Mahoney, Vice President of Community Impact, United Way of Long Island; Ashley Hansen SYEP participant, Center of Hope in Central Islip; Barbara Liguori, Senior Client Manager, Bank of America; Lorraine Aycock, CSR Market Manager, Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Bank of America; and Roderick A. Pearson, Director of the Suffolk County Youth Bureau.