Hoping to create many more successful placements like the role Muhammed has found with Equity, the NAAEI has partnered with the NJCA, a national association of Job Corps stakeholders, including Job Corps Center operators, to make it easier for students in the Job Corps' facilities maintenance track to find a career in the apartment industry.
"They're young people that don't have the credentials most young people have," says Jose de Olivares, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships for the NJCA.
"Through CVS' generous support and leadership, the NJCA
is able to recognize the Job Corps visionaries and heroes who established, nurtured and expanded the program," comments NJCA
chairman Richard Schubert.
As part of that review, the Board has considered a comment from a community group, New Jersey Citizen Action ("NJCA"), concerning the performance of Susquehanna's subsidiary, Equity National Bank, Atco, New Jersey ("Equity Bank"), under the Community Reinvestment Act ("CRA").(2) NJCA alleges that Susquehanna has not demonstrated its commitment to the credit needs of southern New Jersey and has failed to develop products to meet the community credit needs.(3) NJCA further alleges that, based on data filed under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act ("HMDA"),(4) Equity Bank has an inadequate record of lending to low-and moderate-income ("LMI") census tracts and to African Americans.
Based on all the facts of record, including NJCA's submission, Susquehanna's response, and the relevant reports of examination, the Board concludes that considerations relating to convenience and needs, including the CRA performance records of the relevant institutions, are consistent with approval.
(3.) NJCA also argues that Susquehanna has failed to meet with community groups to discuss the needs of the communities that Equity Bank serves.