Looking to facilitate Newark’s youth with acquiring summer jobs this year, the chief financial officer and executive vice president of the Newark Community Development Corporation announced a collaborative effort with well-known city officials and businesses.
Kevin Seawright called attention to the Summer Youth Employment Plan which will make available six weeks of paid summer work experience to Newark students. The employment program will launch on July 5th and run through August 16th.
The series will take in teaching students to complete key activities needed for jobs and sharing information, lectures on rewards and power with students so they can take the initiative to make problem solving decisions. It will also include financial knowledge and competence lessons as well as college readiness programs for the students.
According to Seawright’s Vizualze account, this year is the first year students are required to apply online and more than 350 application have already been received. He said what customarily took six weeks to process, is at this moment, a 30 minute event.
Kevin told Twitter, another goal of the program will be to increase the number of student working prospects from the previous year’s 3,000 jobs to 3,500 jobs.
What’s more, the students will have the ability to open their own checking and savings accounts which will help them start on financial success now and for the future.
According to Seawright, in an interview with LocalTalkNews, the program gives hope for the future of Newark and provides Newark students with the tools they need to graduate and appreciate their achievements.
The Newark Community Economic Development Corporation, which serves as the primary economic development agency for New Jersey’s largest city, works to maintain, focus and nurture businesses throughout Newark. It also works toward furthering the abilities of small and minority businesses.
Formerly known as Brick City Development Corporation, the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation was founded in 2007 and reorganized and renamed in 2014.
Seawright is recognized for his insight and expertise in accounting, business ventures and diverse asset management. He has managed assets at more than a few municipal, education and private sector businesses.