500 Ernst & Young LLP Professionals Donate Time and Talent To Raise the Financial IQ of NYC Kids

NEW YORK, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:  Up to 500 Ernst & Young LLP  professionals will fan out across the city to deliver financial literacy, entrepreneurship, college, and career-readiness education to up to 3,000 K-12 NYC public school students in a single day as part of their annual EY Connect Day, the organization's day of community service. Their volunteer service day will end with a celebratory Bowl-A-Thon event to raise $40,000 to benefit Junior Achievement.

WHO:  The following Ernst & Young LLP leaders will join nearly 500 of their colleagues to help NYC and Long Island kids get the knowledge and skills they need to plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices:

  • Carmine DiSibio, Vice Chair & Managing Partner, Financial Services
  • Gary Kozlowski, Partner, Financial Services, and Board Member of JANY
  • Margaret Dennis, Partner, Financial Services, and Community Engagement Co-Champion
  • Ray Mikovits, Partner, Financial Services, and Community Engagement Co-Champion

WHY: In 2013, Ernst & Young LLP ranked #57 on FORTUNE magazine's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list. The company's EY Connect Day program is one of the top reasons why EY employees consider their company a great place to work. In 2013, Ernst & Young people logged more than 60,000 volunteer hours and celebrated EY Connect Day in 60 locations in the Americas. 

Ernst & Young LLP's support for JA New York spans 31 years. Each year, over 300 volunteer with JA New York to reach close to 2,000 NYC public school kids.

WHEN:  Friday, May 17th, 9am2pm

WHERE:  Ernst & Young LLP volunteers employees will take over five schools in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens. We invite media to join us at two of the five schools:

  • PS/IS 57, 176 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029 ; or
  • Business of Sports School, 439 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019

INTERVIEW, PHOTO, AND VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES:

With Ernst & Young LLP leadership, employee volunteers, students, educators, and Junior Achievement leadership.

About Junior Achievement of New York

Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York) is the local affiliate of Junior Achievement USA® (JA), the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers who provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Visit http://www.jany.org for more information.

About Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 167,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit www.ey.com. Ernst & Young LLP is a member firm serving clients in the US.

 

 

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