City Safe Partners Announces First Recipient Of Ruben Epps Scholarship

May 18, 2023

City Safe Partners, a Harlem, NY-based elite security firm, announced Jordan West as its first recipient of the City Safe Partners Ruben Epps Scholarship Program.

Named in memory of City Safe CEO Soyini Chan Shue’s father, the program awards $2,500 to dependents of full-time employees. The daughter of City Safe’s General Manager Jordon West, Jordan West plans to attend Fisk University, a historically Black liberal arts college in Nashville, Tennessee, this fall.

“This scholarship means the world to me,” shared Mr. West. “It allows Jordan to attend my alma mater and continue our family’s legacy as the fourth generation to attend this esteemed HBCU.”

“My father valued education and to be able to provide this opportunity – in his name – to a young person about to start her college journey means a great deal to me; it brings me joy,” says Chan Shue. “I know he would be thrilled that Jordan is the first recipient.”

“I appreciate working at City Safe and contributing to their efforts to provide a safe environment for all,” says Mr. West. “This scholarship opportunity is another reason why City Safe is such an exceptional company. They care about their staff and our families.” 

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About City Safe Partners

Led by Soyini Chan Shue, a retired decorated law enforcement officer and a licensed private investigator, City Safe Partners leverages a combined 95 years of law enforcement and security experience to provide unarmed and armed security professionals to protect government, residential, transportation, and commercial clients and sites.

Chan Shue was recently named a 2023 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winner by the Enterprising Women Foundation. In 2022, City Safe Partners ranked #15 on the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) Inner City 100. The company was also recognized by the Women’s Presidents Organization and JP Morgan Chase as one of the country’s 50 fastest-growing women-owned/led companies, and by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a Woman Small Business Champion of the Year.

City Safe holds 14 certifications, including African American Business Enterprise (AABE); Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB); Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE); HubZone Program Member; and Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB).

Photo credit: Jordan West.

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