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Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa- IOWA CITY EVENTS

At Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, we host several events throughout the year to raise money to support our programming. These events also engage the community in our efforts to reach students! Whether you'd like to get involved on an individual level or as a business through event sponsorship, we offer several ways for you to support our work while having a great time!

Corridor Business Hall of Fame

Corridor Business Hall of Fame

When: September 2019
Where: Cedar Rapids, IA

The Junior Achievement Corridor Business Hall of Fame is a black tie event that provides Junior Achievement the opportunity to recognize our state's most respected leaders for their commitment to and investment in the community.

Taste of Achievement

Taste of Achievement

When: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Where: Celebration Farm
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM

Taste a variety of food and beverages and listen to great music while you bid on fantastic silent and live auction packages. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations will go towards providing quality financial literacy education to children in our community.

JA Stock Market Challenge

JA Stock Market Challenge

When: February 13, 2020
Where: Double Tree by Hilton Cedar Rapids

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa's (JAEI) Annual JA Stock Market Challenge event allows participants to experience the fast pace, cut throat day in the life of a stock market trader. The Stock Market Challenge is a technology based simulation of the stock market in which every 60 seconds represents a day of trading. Beginning with a hypothetical account balance of $500,000, the stakes are high and the competition is fierce.  There will be a straight forward student competition during the day and a no holds barred adult version in the evening.



Leave your dress pants at home and wear your favorite jeans to work! Employees of participating companies are encouraged to participate by wearing jeans to work, with a donation to Junior Achievement.

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Team-Iowa City


Christine Landa


Jonathan Brinson
District Manager-Corridor


Nicole Lesmeister
Program and Volunteer Manager

Schools Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Serves- Iowa City


Clear Creek-Amana Community District

Clear Creek Amana Middle

English Valleys Community District

English Valleys Jr./Sr. High

HLV Community District 

HLV Community

Iowa City Catholic

Regina Elementary
Regina Junior/Senior High

Iowa City District

Alexander Elementary
Buford Garner Elementary
City High
Coralville Central Elementary
Hills Elementary
Hoover Elementary
Horn Elementary
Lemme Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Longfellow Elementary
Lucas Elementary
Kirkwood Elementary
Mann Elementary
Norman Borlaug Elementary
North Central Junior High
Northwest Junior High
Penn Elementary
Shimek Elementary
South East Junior High
Twain Elementary
Van Allen Elementary
Weber Elementary
Wickham Elementary
Wood Elementary

Iowa Valley Community District

Iowa Valley Jr./Sr. High

Lone Tree Community District

Lone Tree Community - Middle

Solon Community District

Solon Junior High

Williamsburg District

Mary Welsh Elementary
Williamsburg Junior/Senior High


View Participating Iowa City Schools PDF

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa-Iowa City Board of Directors

Anne (Loethen) Adam
RC Family Farms
Justin Bishop
Associate Principal
OPN Architects
Dawn Bowlus
Jacobsen Institute of Youth Entrepreneurship-The University of Iowa
Dusty Brown
Director of Sales- Facilities Solutions
Randy Clarahan
Market Executive
Mortenson Construction
Art Floss
Market President
CBI Bank & Trust
Bryan Franzoni
Store Director
Hy-Vee, Inc.
Steven Harris
Product Supply
P&G Manufacturing Company
Tim Hawkins
Hawkins Wealth Management
John Heinemann
Associate Director
UIHC - Stead Family Children's Hospital
Pat Hobson
Market President
US Bank
Laci Lower
Interlace, LLC
Mark Koch
VP Wealth Management Officer
Hills Bank & Trust
Thomas Maxwell
Leff Law
Patrick Magallanes
Steindler Orthopedic
Lauren Mason
Director, Patient Access Management
UIHC - Stead Family Children's Hospital
Kate Moreland
Vice President
Iowa City Area Development Group/ICR
Stephen Murley
Iowa City Community School District
Dee McAlpin
Wealth Advisor
United Iowa Financial
Stacey Munson
Director of Nutrition & Environmental Services
Mercy Hospital
Matt Orvick
Plato's Closet
Alisha Pedersen
Labor & Employment Relations Specialist
Collins Aerospace
Nathan Scheib
Lead Senior Corporate Recruiter
CRST International
Annie Pollock
North Liberty City Council
Brandon Pratt
Serial Entrepreneur
Rachel Trevizo
Vice President, Revenue Cycle Services
Eric Tyler
Assistant General Manager
Hawkeye Sports Properties/Learfield Sports
Kerry Wegman
Director of Business Operations & Support
Kurt Vitense
Financial Advisor
Business & Financial Strategies
Tara Wachendorf
Public Relations Specialist
GreenState Credit Union
Sean Wandro
Meardon, Sueppel & Downer
  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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