Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center student Jaime Tapia, EWDD Asst General Manager Robert Sainz, Citibank Area Director and Senior Vice President Rachel Mitchell, Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center students Jaime Tapia Carlos De La Cruz
HIRE LA’S Youth received a $400,000 donation Friday, May 5, from the Citi Foundation and the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund.

“We are proud to have connected more Los Angeles youth with meaningful job experiences this summer through our continued collaboration with Mayor Garcetti and the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund,” said Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation. "A summer job is a meaningful opportunity to help youth develop leadership skills, understand how to manage their first paychecks, and lay the groundwork for a strong financial future.”

Assistant General Manager Robert Sainz was on hand to accept the check, which was presented by I-Hsing Sun, Chief Program Officer for the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund and Rachel Mitchell, Area Director and Senior Vice President for the Los Angeles/Pasadena Freeway Area at Citibank.

Jaime Tapia, 17, and Carlos De La Cruz, 17, both students at 5 Keys Charter School at the Boyle Heights Technology YouthSource Center, were also at the check presentation and shared with Sun and Mitchell their aspirations for careers in game design and business.



This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES Newsletter from the week of 5/08/2017. Read this issue and more.