Even when they successfully complete high school, young men in low-income communities often lack the role models, support and tools they need to envision and prepare for careers and be successful in a challenging global economy. The Fellowship Initiative (TFI) is a multi-discipline approach to expanding opportunity and career horizons for Black, Latino and other young men of color. The three-year TFI fellowship is a collaborative effort founded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) to help young men acquire the skills, knowledge and experience needed to succeed academically, achieve their personal and professional potential, and establish themselves as the next generation of global leaders.
Along with its partners, JPMC broadens access to educational support and expands professional pathways — utilizing hands-on mentoring from professionals in diverse career fields; pre-college and intern support programs, and international learning opportunities. The investment in these young men expands their personal and economic potential for success, and as General Colin Powell says, “TFI is an excellent example of the commitment our country needs to preserve the long-term success of our nation.” The initiative was recently expanded to Chicago and Los Angeles, in addition to enrolling a larger class of fellows in New York.