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Montefiore Joins Forces with the White House to Offer Summer Jobs Program

Offering Over 600 Employment Opportunities and Mentorship to Local Youth

New York City, NY (May 4, 2012) Montefiore Medical Center, a premier academic medical center and integrated health system and the largest employer in the Bronx, has extended its commitment to local youths and its investment in supporting the next generation of health care leaders by joining forces with the White House to offer ten stipend positions as part of the Summer Jobs Program.

Each year Montefiore offers positions to over six hundred students based in the Bronx and lower Westchester. This year the program will focus on junior and seniors high school students, providing opportunities for career instruction and mentorship by Montefiore leaders in financial literacy, academic focus and social growth, with an emphasis on real-world labor expectations.

 “Montefiore's participation in the Summer Jobs program builds on our rich history of providing mentorship and opportunity for promising young men and women." said Steven M. Safyer, MD, President & CEO of Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “We nurture talented youth in an environment of inquiry and innovation and provide them with the skills and confidence to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of their community.”

Program participants will be tasked with launching and completing a project which will focus on opportunities to enhance teamwork, accountability, persistence and other character traits integral to the workplace. Montefiore has long recognized the importance of summer employment to the success of young people and as pathways to careers, as well as the benefits that such programs can have on business, the community and country.

“In January, we called on the private and public sectors to help us address record unemployment among America’s youth. We are proud to announce that cities, federal agencies, non-profits, and companies from across the country have come together to provide hundreds of thousands of summer jobs and employment opportunities for our young people,” said President Obama.

The Administration has also launched the Summer Jobs+ Bank, a new online search tool to help connect young people to jobs, internships and other employment opportunities this summer and year round. For more information about Summer Jobs+ Bank, visit - http://www.whitehouse.gov/economy/jobs/summerjobs