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<p>Students listen attentively as Commissioner Jordan welcomes them to the SYII program.  <br /></p>

Students listen attentively as Commissioner Jordan welcomes them to the SYII program.

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Teri Williams, president and chief operating officer of OneUnited Bank, made a recent investment in several Miami Gardens youth that is guaranteed to net a positive return. In July, Williams made the decision to co-sponsor Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s annual Summer Youth Internship Initiative (SYII). This program allows high school and collegiate students to gain real-world experience in the workplace during an eight to 10-week period.