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TD Foundation Donates $25,000 for Youth Career Advancement Program

November 17, 2008

The TD Charitable Foundation donated $25,000 to the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation on behalf of TD Bank to support a career training program for at-risk youth. The donation allows ACCC to train an additional eight youths ages 18-23 through its Youth Career Advancement Program.

YCAP has received national accolades from the U.S. Department of Labor for groundbreaking and successful training. It has been a productive partnership between ACCC, the Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board, and private employers who provide internships and clinical experiences. Its goal is to place unemployed and underemployed out-of-school young people in high-demand occupations in the health field or slot technology.

The donation will cover the training of one certified nurse aide, one office applications professional, one phlebotomy student, two home health aides, two electrocardiogram technicians and one slot technology student. It will also provide their textbooks and assistance for transportation and childcare.

The Youth Career Advancement Program has historically been funded solely through federal Workforce Investment Act appropriations. The students supported by the TD Charitable Foundation donation are low-income youths in Atlantic and Cape May counties who have a barrier to employment but don't meet the stringent WIA eligibility requirements of the original program.

ACCC has trained more than 100 area at-risk youths through YCAP since 2003.

Founded in 1978 as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation is dedicated to serving the mission of ACCC by providing financial support to the college and its students. In its history, the Foundation has raised more than $2 million for college scholarships, academic programs and enhancing the campus environment.

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates under the trade names TD Banknorth and TD Bank. The Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Banknorth and TD Bank operate, focusing on the areas of economic empowerment, youth development and community support operate. The TD Charitable Foundation has made over $40 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002.

For information on applying for training through the Youth Career Advancement Program, call ACCC's Institute for Service Excellence at (609) 343-5600.