The New York Times Company Announces Its Neediest Summer Jobs Program.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, 2003
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The Neediest Summer Jobs Program, which responds to severe cuts in government-funded jobs, will begin June 30.
The jobs will be created by the seven social service agencies that receive funds from the annual Neediest Cases campaign. The Neediest Summer Jobs Program will be administered by The After-School Corporation (TASC TASC The After School Corporation
TASC The American Surrogacy Center
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TASC Total Administrative Services Corporation ), which works with many of these agencies in communities in all five boroughs. The young employees typically will work in day camps, summer schools and programs for at-risk children.
The jobs will be funded by a $1.4 million contribution from the Neediest endowment A transfer, generally as a gift, of money or property to an institution for a particular purpose. The bestowal of money as a permanent fund, the income of which is to be used for the benefit of a charity, college, or other institution. . The Fund's policy for the unrestricted funds in the endowment is counter-cyclical, authorizing spending principal in times of economic stress.
"These jobs offer a double benefit," said Michael Golden Michael Golden is an American comic-book artist and editor, and commercial artist best known for his late-1970s work on Marvel Comics' Micronauts.
Golden drew a number of Marvel series throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including Doctor Strange, , chairman of the Neediest Fund board and vice chairman of The New York Times Company. "The young workers' earnings will enable them to help their families, and their work will help other needy need·y
adj. need·i·er, need·i·est
1. Being in need; impoverished. See Synonyms at poor.
2. Wanting or needing affection, attention, or reassurance, especially to an excessive degree. families. At this moment, with summer upon us and in a difficult economic climate, this is a timely way to assist the neediest New Yorkers."
The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund invites individual and corporate donors to join in the new program. They may do so either with cash contributions to finance additional jobs or by creating blocks of paid summer jobs. The seven Neediest Cases agencies are prepared to create many more jobs and TASC is prepared to oversee them all.
In 2001 government funds supported 50,000 summer jobs in New York City. Last summer there were 35,000. To date the state and city have agreed to still fewer summer jobs.
The Neediest Summer Jobs program is designed along the lines of youth employment in past summers. Young employees age 14 to 18 will work at the minimum wage, six hours a day, four days a week, for seven weeks. Each job costs about $1,300 and pays for the young employees' salaries, supervision and training to be provided by TASC.
Companies interested in participating in the Neediest Summer Job Program may call or write Mary Bleiberg, vice-president for policy and planning, TASC, 212-547-6923, firstname.lastname@example.org, 925 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Cash contributions should be made payable to the Neediest Summer Jobs Program and sent to that address.
The seven Neediest Cases agencies are:
BROOKLYN BUREAU OF COMMUNITY SERVICE 285 Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK 1011 First Avenue New York, NY 10022 CATHOLIC CHARITIES, DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN AND QUEENS 191 Joralemon Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY 105 East 22nd Street New York, NY 10010 COMMUNITY SERVICE SOCIETY OF NEW YORK 105 East 22nd Street New York, NY 10010 FEDERATION OF PROTESTANT WELFARE AGENCIES, INC. 281 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10010 UJA-FEDERATION OF NEW YORK 130 East 59th Street New York, NY 10022
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