OAKLAND -- The East Bay Community Foundation received a $50,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to support summer jobs for Oakland teens.

The foundation is sharing the grant with Lao Family Community Development, Youth Employment Partnership and Youth Uprising. The nonprofits offer summer jobs programs for vulnerable youth.

"JPMorgan Chase believes it has a fundamental responsibility to invest in the communities it serves," said Don Bausley, a Bay Area Chase manager for consumer and community banking.

"Providing job training, summer internships and employment opportunities is an important way in which we are helping to build the long-term success of the local economy."

The foundation has participated in Mayor Jean Quan's Summer Jobs Program for three years. The goal is to provide 2,000 jobs for youth ages 14 to 21



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