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Mayor Bowser to Kick-Off the 2019 Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program and Announce Partnership with the Office of Comptroller of Currency

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

(Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, June 19, at 11 am, Mayor Bowser will kick-off the 40th year of the Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) by announcing a partnership with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

The announcement will highlight the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Cities for Financial Empowerment’s $1.75 million financial commitment to extend the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency High School Internship Program to MBSYEP participants. This partnership will increase funding for the MBSYEP program through 2030, totaling $3.5 million.

When:
Wednesday, June 19, at 11 am
 
Who:
Mayor Muriel Bowser 
Paul Kihn, Deputy Mayor for Education
Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes, Director, Department of Employment Services
Joseph M. Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, Office of the Comptroller
Glenda Cross, Director of Minority Outreach, Office of the Comptroller
Aaliyah Clark, MBSYEP Participant

Where:
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 
400 7th Street, SW
*Closest Metro Stations: L’Enfant Plaza and Federal Center SW Stations*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).