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NYC Ladders for Leaders Graduates to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

August 19, 2008

ADVISORY, Aug. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

    What:  Commissioner Jeanne B. Mullgrav, Department of Youth and Community  Development (DYCD); Chair Anne Sutherland Fuchs, Commission on  Women's Issues (CWI); and Tonie McKenzie, NYC Ladders for Leaders  graduate, will preside over the Closing Bell.   Where:  NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio   When:  Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. EDT   Contacts:  Ryan Dodge (DYCD)  (212) 442-5979  rdodge@dycd.nyc.gov   Evelyn Erskine (CWI)  (212) 788-9570  EErskine@cityhall.nyc.gov   NASDAQ MarketSite:  Robert Madden  646.441.5045  Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com 

Feed Information:

The closing bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (ul 5985V; dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the closing bell is also available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Waterfront fiber 1623 as well.

Webcast:

A live Webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About NYC Ladders for Leaders:

183 New York City high school and college-aged youth recently celebrated their graduation from Ladders for Leaders, the City’s innovative corporate internship program. The graduation was held at Gracie Mansion before an audience of corporate sponsors, mentors, and proud parents. Ladders for Leaders was launched by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in October 2007 to provide inner-city youth with quality work experiences and the resources they need to excel in college.

NYC Ladders for Leaders is a joint initiative of CWI and DYCD designed to connect high-potential youth to successful professional mentors through seven-week summer internships in the public and private sectors. Interns completed a rigorous six-month pre-employment training program prior to the start of their internships; attended regular Friday workshops on work readiness, college orientation, and leadership development; and were also provided with college preparatory courses by Kaplan, Inc. College scholarships are donated by program partners to participants who successfully complete the program and enroll in college or university.

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