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JA of Central Maryland press releases

2020

T. Rowe Price Foundation Donates Space for Bmore CoLabs

Bmore CoLabs is a donated collaborative space led by nonprofits to focus on entrepreneurship and financial wellness. The space also includes a children's room designed in collaboration with JA.

2019

June

Kim Fabian Discusses Financial Literacy with 11 TV Hill

Kim Fabian, Senior Vice President of JACMD, talks about when and how to teach kids about finances.

April

Under Armour Teammates mentor JA Entrepreneurs at UA House  

JACMD Company Program offers students a chance to explore entrepreneurship. 

 

Jeff Rives joins the JA Team !

Jeff Rives, President and CEO at East West Sign Group, is now named a member of JA's Board of Directors.

Wells Fargo and JACMD announces new storefront in JA's BizTown

Wells Fargo donates $175,000 for the new storefront, called Wells Fargo Community Center.

March 

Inspiring the Next Generation of Young Women

JACMD holds the 5th annual Leading Ladies event. 

JA Leading Ladies Program is helping girls "Build their Dream Team"

"Building Your Dream Team," is the theme for JACMD annual Leading Ladies Program.

February

Howard Bank Awards $250,000 Grant to JA

Howard Bank recognizes JACMD for a positive outstanding impact in the community. 

JA Board Member Monica Mitchell Moves in Baltimore City 

JA Board Member Monica Mitchell moves Lillie May Carroll Jackson Middle School for girls to Baltimore City. 

JA Job Shadow at Stanley Black and Decker Featured on WMAR

NewTown and Pikesville High students learn first hand about the engineering industry with Stanley Black and Decker Towson. 

January

JA BizTown Puts the Real World Into Practice For Kids

Elementary school students exeperience adulting for a day with JA BizTown. 

BBJ Features JA Office Warriors

JA Office Warriors' attendees seen in the Baltimore Business Journal's Out & About section.

 

Fox45 Highlights National Mentoring Month

JA Senior Vice President Kim Fabian sits down with Fox45 Baltimore to discuss great ways to mentor the next generation.

 

BBJ Features JA Inspire

The Baltimore Business Journal features JA's largest single-day event in JACMD history, JA Inspire. 

2018

Decemeber

Severn Students Explore Various Business Ventures

JA Company Program at Sever gets students thinking like entrepreneurs as they create new ventures to serve the local community.

November

JA Career Pathfinder featured in Technically Baltimore

JA starts a new web platform aimed at providing students a list of potential career interest.

September

Paige McFeely joins the JA Team!

JA creates newly position and brings Paige McFeely on board as special events manager.

August

Jennifer Bodensiek Named to the Governor's Workforce Development Board

JA President and CEO Jennifer Bodensiek joins the the Governor's Workforce Development Board.

WGC Awards 60K Grant to JA Rising Women Program

The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County extends their support to JA Rising Women of Howard County.

July

JA Rising Women - Grant Update from WGC

See the current investment WGC has made in JA Rising Women of Howard County, currently in it's fourth year of funding.

April

JA April Newsletter

In this edition of the JA Edge, see how JA students are leading the way and sparking important finanical conversations during Financial Literacy Month.

2017

September

Meet the "Rising Stars" of the unique JA program that empowers a new generation of female entrepreneurs.
 
It's that time again! As our students head to school, they've been busing over the summer running their own businesses and learning key skills to market their future plans. See what they've accomplished and meet a new JA staff member in the latest JA Edge edition.
 
August
 
Snowball City, a JA student company, sparked entrepreneurial ingenuity and a hands-on experience for young budding entrepreneurs.
 
This was one for the record books! We wrapped a stellar 2016-17 school year while reaching more students than ever in Central Maryland.
 
July
 
JA volunteer and Allegis Group executive Rachel Russell joins the organization in a new role.
 
June
 
Meet Paula Shin, a JA Rising Women participant, who won a Dale Carnegie Young Adult Leadership Program Scholarship this summer. 
 
Tom Sadowski, the vice chancellor for economic development with the University System of Maryland, will serve as JA Board Chairman. 
 
JA Summer Camp registration ends Friday, June 16.
 
The Baltimore Sun's 2017 Business and Civic Hall of Fame honored the career achievements of leaders throughout Maryland. JA students shined on the stage as they were presented with a $20,000 donation to JA!
 
JA Leading Ladies has inspired a new wave of future leaders. See how her future is our future.
 
Constellation selected JA as one of eight local charities to receive donations as part of 2017 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship.
 
May
 
Mark your calendar for this unique event that you don't want to miss!
 
The first-ever JA Company of the Year Expo crowns a winner and wraps up a successful year of JA Rising Women.
 
JA Student Company takes top honors and students across the region dive into STEM-based careers.
 
Robin McKinney of the Maryland CASH Campaign highlighted how JA can help students save in the long run.
 
April
 
Surveys of kids 7-10 years old and their parents demonstrate the need for personal finance education early and often.
 
See how JA is inspiring the future through mentors and career paths in this edition of the JA Edge.
 
For a limited time only, reduced admission! Register your camper for JA BizTown Summer Venture now!
 
Calling all golf enthusiasts! Volunteer with JA on the green at the 2017 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, MD on July 11 - 16, 2017.
 
March
 
Join JA for dinner at Fogo de Chao and proceeds from each meal support JA kids!
 
Mentor the next generation and see JA students and educators shine!
 
Party with a Purpose! Bring your team, select a date, and score a strike for JA kids!
 
Rachel Russell, Executive Director, Corporate Strategy and Marketing at Allegis Group is featured for her work with JA.
 
JA is featured in the "Delta Salutes" section of the March issue of Delta Sky Magazine.
 
Inc. Magazine listed JA in its article "Nine Organizations Are Turning Kids Into Entrepreneurs." Given the largest space to JA, Inc. calls us "the granddaddy of youth entrepreneurship" and discusses our cutting-edge school-within-a-school concept called JA Academy.
 
February
 
Mentor the next generation, Chick-fil-A joins JA BizTown and more all in this month's JA Edge!
 
Get to know Nick Anderson, JA's new Director of Entrepreneurial Experiences.
 
Through volunteers and support, local students visited JA BizTown and connected classroom learning with real-world application of a global economy.
 
JA receives $57,500 from The Allstate Foundation to support JA programming.
 
Dr. Sonja Santelises brings her almost 30-year career in teaching and student achievement to JA's Board of Directors.
 
Mike Morton, a partner at Deloitte & Touche joins JA's Board of Directors.
 
Kim O'Brien, Claim Field Director at Allstate Insurance brings her experience to JA's boardroom.
 
Dragon Digital Radio's HoCo Journal podcast sits with Hina Naseem, Regional Director of Anne Arundel, Frederick and Howard Counties, to discuss the importance of JA programs for local students.
 
January
 
Board Chair Billy Yerman discusses new JA initiatives and partnerships to benefit Central Maryland youth.
 
We kicked off 2017 with a strong start. We've received recent press about our programs, it's JA Alumni Month, and we continue to see JA students soar!
 
JA announces the addition of Kathleen Getz to the board. She is the dean at the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University, Maryland.
 
JA's VP of Strategic Partnerships, Kaitlin Bowman, joins the third class of Towson University's Professional Leadership Program for Women. The program provides hands-on practical learning and coaching in a supportive environment.
 
Junior Achievement Alumni in the U.S. and Maryland attain higher levels of education, income, and entrepreneurship through JA programming.
 
Senior Vice President Kim Fabian discusses the entrepreneurial and adventurous attitude of millennials—those born between 1980 and 1995—and how JA's programs support and guide their ambitious dreams.
 

2016

December
 
It may be the end of 2016, but JA programs are in full effect throughout Central Maryland.
 
Howard County High School girls are rising to the entrepreneurial challenge through the growth of JA's Rising Women program.
 
Can you help JA kids succeed? Volunteers are a crucial component to a successful day in JA BizTown and we could you use your support to assist students in the month of January.
 
JA and American Honda Finance Corporation teamed up to help promote teen financial literacy. The interview features JA USA President/CEO, Jack Kosakowski.
 
November
 
JA's Newsletter gets a new look as we recap our newest event, JA Office Warriors, and highlight JA's impact on students and their future successes.
 
Bill Atkinson, a partner of 212 Communications, joins JA's Board of Directors.
 
Kim O'Brien, Claim Field Director at Allstate Insurance and new JA Board Member, dives into her relationship with JA and the impact it has had on her.
 
Junior Achievement USA conducted a survey of more than 700 JA Alumni to better understand the impact JA has had on the lives of the more than 100 million people who have gone through Junior Achievement programs since the organization's founding in 1919. The JA Alumni were asked about a variety of topics, including educational attainment, career satisfaction, financial capability, income levels, and business ownership.
 
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland welcomes Kaitlin Aprill as office manager.
 
October
 
Harvard University's Global Education Innovation Initiative highlighted JA Finance Park for its innovative curriculum and pedagogical practices related to 21 st century skills in financial literacy education.
 
September
 
Board Chair Billy Yerman discusses JA's impact on students through hands-on experience.
 
Katie Ballance joins the JA of Central Maryland team as the new marketing director.
 
August
 
Through various JA programs, SC&H Group has supported students in and out of the classroom.
 
The University System of Maryland is turning to JA and other key partners to increase education and career opportunities for Baltimore students.
 
January
 
JA calls on community partners to join in its vision to expose students to future careers and prepare them for success in the workplace.
 
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