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Commerce Secretary and N.Y. Mayor Meet with Career Academy Students

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Commerce Secretary and N.Y. Mayor Meet with Career Academy Students

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Students at the National Academy Foundation Travel and Tourism Class at Murry Bergtraum High School in New York City took part in a roundtable discussion with some other notable participants, among them U.S. Commerce Secretary Don Evans and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. They were also joined at the June 3 event by Citigroup Foundation President Charles V. Raymond, American Express Executive Vice President Tom Schick and National Academy Foundation President John J. Ferrandino.

The discussion focused on the status of the travel and tourism industry and the roles American businesses can play in helping prepare young people for future careers.

Secretary Evans cites the National Academy Foundation (NAF) as a prime example of corporate citizenship at its best. "Through this program," Evans says, "private-sector companies are partnering with schools to open limitless doors of opportunity for young people across the country, and in the process, preparing the next generation of America's entrepreneurs and business leaders."

"We are delighted that Secretary Evans and Mayor Bloomberg recognize National Academy Foundation career academies as a vehicle for corporate involvement as well as school improvement," NAF President Ferrandino responds. …

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