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Hillside Members of the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection's 2013 class gather to celebrate at the Fowler High School graduation at the Civic Center, Syracuse, in June, 2013.

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection
to benefit from Syracuse race

SYRACUSE, April 2, 2014 — Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection has been named beneficiary of the 2014 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® in Syracuse, scheduled for Tuesday, June 17 at Onondaga Lake Park.

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection is a nationally recognized youth-development program that for nearly three decades has helped at-risk students stay in school and successfully graduate while providing invaluable part-time work experience and job skills to help prepare them for life after graduation. Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection connects students to a full-time school-based Hillside youth advocate, employment training, college preparation support and tutoring services, while helping youth stay engaged in the classroom earning their high school diplomas.

“We are incredibly grateful to have been named this year’s race beneficiary,” said Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection executive director Wayne O’Connor. “The financial gift from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., will help us address the needs of even more Syracuse City School District youth as the funds will help our students stay focused on their future and become positive, contributing members of our community."

J.P. Morgan will make a donation on behalf of all Corporate Challenge participants, with the funds supporting the nearly 1,000 students enrolled in the program in the Syracuse City School District to stay in school, achieve academic success and graduate from high school with the skills and confidence they need to be successful at home, at college and at the workplace.

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection is an affiliate of Hillside Family of Agencies, one of the oldest and largest family and youth non-profit human services organizations in New York State. In 2013, Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection was named to the Catalogue of Philanthropy of Greater Washington and the Social Impact Exchange S&I 100, an index of top-performing U.S. nonprofits that are poised for growth.

Registration for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Syracuse is now open and more than 8,000 entrants from over 300 companies are expected.  The 3.5-mile race will begin at 6:25 p.m. on June 17 at Onondaga Lake Park followed by post-race hospitality.

 

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