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Delta Upsilon Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Sponsors City Youth Program

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Contact: Jeff Richardson, (609) 689-9960 x16, jeff@midjerseychamber.org

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Delta Upsilon Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Sponsors City Youth Program 

Trenton, NJ – June 2017 – Delta Upsilon Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. a local civic group that contributes to youth scholarships and community projects, has supported Mayor Eric E. Jackson’s Summer Youth Employment Program with a $2,000 check donation. Several members of the Chapter attended the check presentation at the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce on Thurs, June 15.

This is the second consecutive year in which Delta Upsilon Chapter has pledged support for the City-initiative. In 2016, the program was able to sustain 85 summer jobs for local youth residents and more than a dozen local organizations made financial commitments. This year, the expectation is that 100 or more young adults will be involved. This has escalated the need for more support from corporations and charitable-giving institutions.

“Our financial contribution to the Trenton Summer Youth Program is consistent with our fraternity’s commitment to contribute to our community and youth,” said Delta Upsilon Basileus, Scott Rice.  “We’re honored to participate in the event, especially, because the program prepares and provides our youth with skills needed for today’s workforce.   “And, our participation is an extension of our other community partnership initiatives (i.e., Trenton soup kitchen, blood drive, health fair, cancer walk, Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities College Fair, etc.), he added.

“We are pleased to accept this check from the Delta Upsilon Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. We are proud partners in this tremendous endeavor. With the generous support of this organization, we can continue to reach more youth and widen the influence of this program,” said Paul E. Kuhl, Chairman of the MIDJersey Chamber Board of Directors.

For more information on the Delta Upsilon Chapter, please visit their website: http://trentonques.org/

Photo courtesy of: Stephanie McFarland

About Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program

The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program is a public-private partnership in which youth in the City of Trenton, ages 16-21, are put to work each summer and are provided the necessary skills to be effective and contributing members of the workforce. The program consists of a two day job-skills training followed by six weeks of employment. Completion of the training is required to be eligible for a summer job. Youth are identified through a pool of applicants and placed with area employers in which their skills are developed and they receive valuable experience in the workplace.

About MIDJersey Center for Economic Development

The MIDJersey Center for Economic Development (MIDCED) is a 501(c) (3) incorporated non-profit dedicated to fostering and accelerating economic growth and prosperity in the mid-Jersey region. The MIDCED leverages collaborative economic programs that advocate and promote the retention, expansion and attraction of businesses in the mid-Jersey region.

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