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Toynbee Hall and JP Morgan Kick off The London Service Corps

Published: 19 Jun 2017

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JP Morgan employees from around the world have been volunteering at Toynbee Hall as part of their knowledge sharing programme, The Service Corps.

The Service Corps is a three-week, skills based volunteer programme that JP Morgan deliver every year. It provides the opportunity for some of their top performing employees to step out of their day jobs and work directly with not-for-profit partners delivering projects which focus on economic development for local communities.

The Service Corps launched in East London this month, with employees volunteering at Toynbee Hall, The Bromley-By-Bow Centre and Fair Finance, a social financial services charity.

One of the volunteers who joined us is Eva Rapp, who usually works in commercial banking for JP Morgan in Los Angeles. Eva and her colleagues from New York and Madrid have been working to help develop team strategies and use resources more efficiently.

Eva said: “The opportunity to take a sabbatical from my day job for a couple of weeks and give back to an organisation that works every day to give back something to those who need it most was just fantastic".

Toynbee Hall is an incredible charity. To work for a charity that has been working to try and improve the financial circumstances of the east London community since 1884 is an amazing opportunity.

We’re there to provide some guidance to make sure they are running their business as efficiently as they can.

It’s just a fantastic opportunity. It’s a really amazing charity and I’m already looking for ways to keep working with them once this process is over.”

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