JPMorgan Chase awards $1 million to DSU for Advancing Black Pathways initiative
DOVER, Del. – JPMorgan Chase is hoping a $1 million investment at Delaware State University will help more black Americans achieve economic success through their “Advancing Black Pathways” initiative.
DSU plans to target students as early as their freshman year to help them build their resumes and better prepare them for life after school.
According to Prosperity Now, despite accounting for nearly 13% of the U.S. population, black people occupy less than 8% of the nation’s white collar jobs.
DSU President Dr. Tony Allen says they want to make sure the skills you learn in the classroom are aligned with what you will be expected to do in the real world. He says they are taking this opportunity to literally take apart their career services and re-imagine it completely.
Part of the JPMC donation will also help DSU launch a cooperative professional development program, which we’re told will allow students with approved jobs to earn academic credit while they’re employed.