Local Civic Association Donating to City Youth Program

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]renton, NJ, May 11, 2016 — Delta Upsilon Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., will present a check to Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson, on behalf of the City’s Summer Youth Employment Program, Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Sixth Annual Earl F. Phillips Legacy Breakfast, Mountainview Golf Course, Ewing Township, NJ.  The event is being emceed by David Ushery, an Emmy award-winner co-anchor for NBC 4 New York’s 5:30 p.m. weekday newscast.

“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.

The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce has played a key role in the implementation of the program. President & CEO Robert Prunetti, who chairs the Mayor’s Workforce Advisory Board, remarks that “the fraternity has made a tangible commitment to the City’s youth. Their generous contribution to the program reflects their core values and guiding principles.”

Mayor Jackson is scheduled to be present along with Omega Psi Phi’s National Vice President   Dr. David Marion and Second District Representative, Sherman Charles, along with other Omega Psi Phi local and national members.

The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program is a public-private partnership in which youth in the City of Trenton, ages 16-21, will be put to work each summer and be provided the necessary skills to be an effective and contributing member of the workforce. The program will consist 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 will be honed and they will gain valuable experience in the workplace.