JA In The News | Junior Achievement of Northern New England

JA is Really Newsworthy!

Junior Achievement of Northern New England Receives $10,000 Grant from Wells Fargo

(Waltham, MA) – Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JA), a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, announced today it was awarded a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo. Funding from Wells Fargo will support JA’s hands-on programs in entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness in schools throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including Esperanza Academy in Lawrence, MA.
 
JA’s programs take a “learn-by-doing” approach, building students’ self-confidence as they experience curriculum focused on JA’s three pillars of knowledge – entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and workforce readiness. All  JA programs are deliveed by corporate or community volunteers, allowing students to hear relatable, real-world stories from the caring individuals who enter their classrooms, and to visualize a future that might be different from anything they had imagined for themselves. JA’s curriculum and network of business volunteers teach young people the skills to make them believe in themselves, dream big, and reach their potential.
 
“Wells Fargo has a rich history of community support in Massachusetts and we have personal connections to the people in our communities – many of whom we proudly call our customers,” Briana Curran, vice president, communications and community development, Wells Fargo New England. “Junior Achievement of Northern New England provides critical financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills to students, helping them achieve success in school, career and beyond.”

JA of Northern New England Receives $25,000 Grant from the Achievement Foundation

Achievement Foundation Awards More than Half a Million Dollars in Grants to Junior Achievement Offices to Expand the JA Company Program®
 
Colorado Springs, Colo. — JA of Northern New England has received a grant for $25,000 from
The Achievement Foundation. The Achievement Foundation has announced the awarding of
Hugh B. Sweeny Jr. Grants totaling $585,000 over two years to Junior Achievement offices in
13 communities across the country. The grants will support the expansion of the JA Company
Program®, JA's premier entrepreneurship education initiative, which offers teens the chance to start and run student-led businesses. Each JA office will receive a $25,000 grant for the first
year, with a second year grant of $20,000. Grants will be used for the hiring of a staff member
whose time is dedicated to the growth of the JA Company Program in that community.
 
The recipient communities are: 
  • JA of Arkansas (Arkansas)
  • JA of the Central Carolinas (Charlotte, NC)
  • JA of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
  • JA of Central Maryland (Baltimore, MD)
  • JA of Central Texas (Austin, TX) 
  • JA of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • JA of Delaware (Delaware)
  • JA of Greater Washington (Washington, D.C.)
  • JA of the Michigan Great Lakes (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • JA of South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • JA of Southwest New England (Hartford, CT)
  • JA of Northern New England (Boston, MA)
  • JA of the Upper Midwest (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) 
"Entrepreneurial thinking is a critical success factor for the futures of our youth, our businesses, and our local and national economies," said JA of Northern New England President & CEO Radhames Nova. "We greatly appreciate the Achievement Foundation's investment in helping our young people discover the skills needed to start their own business and beyond."
 
The JA Company Program is a 26-lesson, hands-on entrepreneurship program that can be
delivered both in-school and after-school. The program brings entrepreneurial theory out of the classroom and into the real world by showing high school students how to start and operate their very own business, with the help of mentors from the local business community. Over several months these young people work collaboratively to identify a need in the community, create a product or service that addresses this need, form a company, and manage sales, marketing, finance, supply chain, etc. – all on a journey toward a successful business venture. 
 
Over the past several years JA of Northern New England has significantly grown the impact of
the JA Company Program in its region, expanding implementation from 8 programs in school
year 2015-2016 to 17 programs in school year 2017-2018 and sending high-performing student
companies to the JA National Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. for the past two
years. With an organizational strategy focused on continuing to grow the impact of the JA
Company Program, the Achievement Foundation’s contribution toward a dedicated staff
resource will be instrumental in helping JA of Northern New England achieve this goal.
 
The Hugh B. Sweeny Jr. award is named after Hugh B., "Jim," Sweeny, Jr. who served Junior
Achievement for more than 32 years, including many years as National Program Director.
During his tenure, Mr. Sweeny managed and expanded the National Junior Achievers
Conference from 60 participants in 1948 to more than 3,000 delegates in 1977. 
 
About the Achievement Foundation
The Achievement Foundation, Inc. was formed almost 60 years ago to receive grants, gifts, and
bequests for the giving of financial aid for charitable, scientific or educational programs to
groups or clubs of boys and girls for the purpose of encouraging them in productive enterprises. The Foundation is exempt from income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, it is exempt from state and federal income taxes on income related to its tax exempt purpose and contributions to the Foundation are deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. The Foundation has had a long-standing (albeit non-exclusive) relationship with Junior Achievement through contributions and providing loans to local JA areas in need of financial assistance. Over the past few years, the Foundation has broadened its programs and activities to include grants.

Cummings Foundation Awards $100,000 to Junior Achievement of Northern New England

Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JA) is proud to announce that it is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. Junior Achievement and the other recipients were chosen from a total of 597 applicants, during a competitive review process. 
 
Representing Junior Achievement, President & CEO Radhames Nova and Development Officer
Megan McKeon will join approximately 300 other guests at a reception at TradeCenter 128 in
Woburn to celebrate the $10 million infusion into Greater Boston’s nonprofit sector. With the
conclusion of the grant cycle, Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $220 million to Greater Boston nonprofits alone. 
 
“We are humbled to stand among 100 nonprofit recipients who serve the people of Greater Boston every day, and we are so grateful to the Cummings Foundation for its investment in Junior Achievement’s efforts to empower young people in our communities to own their economic success,” said Radhames Nova, President & CEO of Junior Achievement of Northern New England. “This grant will not only provide our students with real-world experiences that will help shape their futures, it will also improve the communities in which these young leaders will eventually come to live and work.”
 
Cummings Foundation’s generous grant will support JA programming for the young people of Lawrence, MA over the next three years, including an experiential entrepreneurship program for Merrimack Valley high school students. This program, the JA Company Program, is a 26-lesson, hands-on entrepreneurship experience that brings entrepreneurial theory out of the classroom and into the real world by showing high school students how to start and operate their very own company, with the help of business mentors. Over several months these students work collaboratively to identify a need in the community, develop a product or service that addresses this need, form a company, sell stock, market and sell their product, and eventually liquidate their company at the end of the process. Throughout this experience, these young people learn the communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills that will help them succeed in today’s fastpaced, highly collaborative world – regardless of whether they choose to become entrepreneurs.
 
The $100K for 100 program supports nonprofits that are based in and primarily serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. Through this place-based initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the area where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed, at no cost to the Foundation, by its affiliate Cummings Properties. Founded in 1970 by Bill Cummings of Winchester, the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages 11 million square feet of space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation.
 
“We are indebted to the nonprofit organizations like Junior Achievement of Northern New England that have a meaningful positive impact on the local communities where our colleagues and clients live and work,” said Joel Swets, Cummings Foundation’s Executive Director. “We are delighted to invest in their important programs and services.”
 
This year’s diverse group of grant recipients represents a wide variety of causes, including
homelessness prevention and affordable housing, education, violence prevention, and food
insecurity.  Most of the grants will be paid over two to five years. The complete list of 100 grant winners will be available June 7 at www.CummingsFoundation.org.
 
Cummings Foundation announced an additional $10 million in early May through its new Sustaining Grants, which extend “$100K for 100” funding for previous winners for 10 more years. Beginning in 2019, the Foundation will increase its total giving through these two programs from $20 million to $25 million. 
 
About Cummings Foundation
Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including New Horizons retirement communities in Marlborough and Woburn. Bill Cummings released his self-written memoir, “Starting Small and Making it Big: An Entrepreneur’s Journey to Billion-Dollar Philanthropist,” in March 2018.  Additional information is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org and cummings.com/book.

Boston Business Leaders Take to the Classroom to Teach Kids Critical Life Skills

20+ volunteers from Junior Achievement of Northern New England’s Board of Directors and Young Professionals Board will spend the day teaching 700+ students at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School
 
Boston, MA — More than 20 volunteers from Junior Achievement of Northern New England’s
Board of Directors and Young Professionals Board will spend the day alongside their
professional colleagues teaching 700+ students at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School on
Friday, June 1st. Lessons will be taught using Junior Achievement of Northern New England’s 
curriculum and the JA in a Day program model, which will bring life-changing lessons in
entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and workforce readiness to the students in 38 classrooms
throughout grades K-5.
 
The Board Members participating are: Betsy Stewart of Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Melinda
Kuleszka of Fidelity Investments; Cynthia Izzo of KPMG; Heide Rosier of Accenture; Suzanne
Norman of Milliman; Gloria Spence; Mark Reilly of Comcast; Gale Murray of The Business
Journals; Tom Allen of CNA; Rick Tyson of Wilmington Trust; Glenn Ricciardelli of MDD Forensic
Accountants; and Chris Lemone of Enterprise Fleet Management.
 
The Young Professionals Board Members participating are: Jason Pacor of Slalom Consulting;
Christie Ryder of AIG; Christy Loy of Aloft & Element Hotels; Jordan Litke of Bank of America
Merrill Lynch; Drew Malachowski of KPMG; JP Bernard of New Balance; Javier Torres of
Deloitte; and Rob Coly of M&T Bank.
 
"Junior Achievement volunteers are important mentors for young people, bringing our programs to life. JA volunteers share their experiences and skills with students while delivering our programs, teaching them how to manage their money, succeed in the workforce, or start a
business that creates jobs and grows the economy. We are so thankful to our Board of
Directors and Young Professionals Board for providing the resources necessary for our 
young people grow up to be successful adults,” said Radhames Nova, President and CEO of
Junior Achievement of Northern New England.
 
This program is made possible by generous funding from local companies Deloitte, CNA, AIG,
and People’s United Bank.

Junior Achievement Hosts Second Spirit of JA Celebration

Jim Brett of The New England Council inducted to JA Alumni Hall of Fame, and Experian and Mark Reilly of Comcast received Spirit of JA awards
 
Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JA) held The Spirit of JA Celebration on Thursday, April 4, 2018 at Aloft Boston Seaport Hotel. The Spirit of JA Celebration (formerly known as the JA Business Hall of Fame) is JA’s largest annual fundraising event that helps raise critical funds needed to educate our local youth. Attended by more than 300 business leaders in Greater Boston, the event raised over $340,000 in critical funds to support the life-enriching programs offered to the children in our communities.
 
The event also recognized leaders who embody the spirit of community commitment to youth education. This year’s recipients of the Spirit of JA awards were Experian and Mark Reilly, Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Relations for Comcast’s Northeast Division, and longtime JA Board member. A third honor was also given: Jim Brett, President & CEO of The New England Council was recognized as the first inductee into the newly established JA Alumni Hall of Fame.
 
Experian is one of Junior Achievement of Northern New England’s largest supporters, impacting our youth not only through financial contributions but through the commitment of hundreds of employees who have volunteered in Junior Achievement classrooms. One Experian volunteer notes, “The highlight was seeing the children engage with the material to learn something they didn't know before, and hearing them speak about how they would apply it to their lives.” Over the past four years, Experian has empowered more than 900 students through their engaged volunteerism – leading to truly improved economic futures for our young people and communities.
 
Mark Reilly has been a champion of Junior Achievement since joining the Board of Directors in 1998. Contributing time, talent, and treasure to the organization, Mark has volunteered in Junior Achievement classrooms, made personal financial contributions, and provided expertise on the Board’s marketing committee.  But most of all, Mark exemplifies the kind of business and community-minded leader that Junior Achievement aims to inspire each of its students to be.
 
James “Jim” Brett, President and Chief Executive Officer of The New England Council, was appointed to those positions by the Council's board of directors in October 1996.  Within these roles, Jim has been a leading voice in advocating for public policy issues such as health care, education, financial services and energy throughout New England and Washington, D.C. Under his leadership the Council’s membership and financial growth have been impressive. In high school, Jim participated in Junior Achievement’s Company Program. Through this critical program, he learned various key aspects of running a business, including marketing, profits and expenses, and collaborating with a team. These lessons have followed Jim into adulthood and helped him be successful in his career, using skills that he may not have otherwise learned in school. Junior Achievement is proud to have Jim Brett as an alumnus, and we thrilled to honor him as the first inductee into the JA Alumni Hall of Fame.

Junior Achievement of Northern New England Receives $28,450 as Part of $142,250 National Grant from People’s United Community Foundation

Boston,  MA    –Today,  People’s  United  Community  Foundation,  the  charitable  arm  of  People’s  United  Bank,  N.A.  (NASDAQ:  PBCT),  announced  it  has  awarded  Junior  Achievement  of  Northern  New  England  a  grant  of  $28,450  as  part  of  a  national  grant  of  $142,250  to  Junior  Achievement  USA.  The  funds  promote  financial  literacy  and  career  readiness  amongst  students  in  six  states  that  align  with  the  footprint  of  People’s  United  Bank,  including:  Connecticut,  New  York,  Massachusetts,  Vermont,  New  Hampshire  andMaine.  The  award  is  part  of  People’s  United’s  celebration  of  its  175th  anniversary  and  is  the  Foundation’s  largest  single  one-time  gift  since  established  in  2007.
 
The  beneficiaries  of  this  grant  include:  Junior  Achievement  of  Southwest  New  England,  Junior  Achievement  of  Western  Connecticut,  Junior  Achievement  of  Southwest  Connecticut,  Junior  Achievement  of  New  York,  Junior  Achievement  of  Maine,  Junior  Achievement  of  Northern  New  England,  and  Junior  Achievement  of  Western  Massachusetts.  As  part  of  its  support,  People’s  United  Bank  employees  will  also  volunteer  their  time,  delivering  financial  literacy  programs  in  elementary  schools  that  coincide  with  the  programs  the  grant  will  fund.
 
“Most  of  us  face  financial  decisions  on  a  daily  basis,  but  very  few  Americans  receive  financial  literacy  education  while  in  school,”  said  Radhames  Nova,  President  &  CEO  of  Junior  Achievement  of  Northern  New  England.  “Given  the  global  nature  of  our  economy,  it  is  important  that  today’s  young  people  are  better  equipped  to  make  important  financial  decisions  for  tomorrow.  People’s  United  Community  Foundation  is  helping  us  do  that  with  its  considerable  support.”
 
“We  could  not  think  of  a  more  influential  organization  to  support  as  part  of  our  175th  anniversary  celebration  as  Junior  Achievement  USA,”  said  Jack  Barnes,  President  and  CEO,  People’s  United  Bank.  “Their  programs  help  prepare  today’s  youth  by  laying  the  foundation  for  a  bright  professional  and  financial  future  through  skills  they  might  otherwise  not  have  exposure  to.  Throughout  our  175-year  history  community  involvement  has  been  at  the  core  of  our  culture  and  we  look  forward  to  continuing  our  partnership  with  Junior  Achievement.”
 
Prior  to  this  award,  People’s  United  Community  Foundation  has  awarded  a  total  of  $175,000  in  grants  to  Junior  Achievement  affiliates  throughout  its  footprint  since  2007.  People’s  United  Bank  employees  have  also  volunteered  countless  hours  focusing  on  local  elementary,  middle  and  high  school  education  programs.     
 
About  People's  United  Community  Foundation 
Established  in  2007,  People’s  United  Community  Foundation  was  formed  to  help  support  programs  and  activities  that  enhance  the  quality  of  life  for  citizens  in  the  communities  that  People’s  United  Bank  serves.  People's  United  Bank  is  a  subsidiary  of  People's  United  Financial,  Inc.,  a  diversified  financial  services  company  with  over  $43  billion  in  assets.  People’s  United  Bank,  founded  in  1842,  is  a  premier,  community-based,  regional  bank  in  the  Northeast  offering  commercial  and  retail  banking,  as  well  as  wealth  management  services  through  a  network  of  more  than  400  retail  locations  in  Connecticut,  New  York,  Massachusetts,  Vermont,  New  Hampshire  and  Maine.  The  funding  priorities  of  the  Foundation  include  affordable  housing,  community  development,  and  youth  development. 

Radhames Nova, President and CEO of JA of Northern New England, on their work to prepare high school students for success

View the interview

Cityline interview: Citizen Schools and Junior Achievement of Northern New England

View the interview

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Exchange President and CEO Tim Murray and Deirdre O'Connor Mitchell of JA of Northern New England

View the Interview

Urban Update - JA New England Interview

Radhames Nova, Javier Torres, & Mirando Melanson join Urban Update. Hosted by Byron Barnett.

Tom Halloran of Voya Financial Advisors, Inc. Joins Junior Achievement Board of Directors

Boston, MA (8/12/17) - Tom Halloran of Wellesley, Mass. has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JA).

Tom Halloran is president of Voya Financial Advisors, Inc., an industry-leading registered broker-dealer and registered investment advisor. With approximately 2,100 registered representatives across the country, Voya Financial Advisors offers education, financial planning and a broad range of personalized asset accumulation, protection and distribution solutions with a focus on helping advance the retirement readiness and financial security needs of Americans.

Halloran has more than 29 years of experience working with financial advisors in various marketing and sales leadership roles. Prior to joining the company, Halloran most recently served as managing director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he developed advisory solutions for the mass affluent customer segment. Previously, Halloran held positions of increasing responsibility at Putnam Investments.

Halloran received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Worcester State College in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a Master of Business Administration from Boston University. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. Halloran holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 26, 51, 63 and 65 licenses.

"I am honored to join an organization that means so much to the families and local residents here in New England," said Halloran. "As a father of five, Junior Achievement of Northern New England is an organization that holds a unique interest for me. I look forward to begin working with my fellow board members to help provide education, resources and tools to support the success of the youth in our community."

"Tom will bring a fresh perspective and knowledge that will help us as we seek to continue to impact the lives of tens of thousands of students in our region," said Radhames Nova, President  & CEO of Junior Achievement of Northern New England.

###

About Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JA)
Junior Achievement's mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. For the 2015-2016 school year, Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JA) implemented 1,560 programs throughout 147 schools and after-school sites, reaching 23,802 youth through the efforts of 1,516 trained volunteers. JA serves students in nine Massachusetts counties and the entire state of New Hampshire, with a focus on impacting "at risk" youth. All programs 

Cynthia Izzo of KPMG Joins Junior Achievement Board of Directors

Boston, MA (4/11/17)  Cynthia Izzo of City, State has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JA).

Cynthia is currently Principal / Advisory Office Leader and a member of KPMG's senior management team. In her role, Cynthia assists in the development of the New England practice both internally and externally, develops and builds relationship with clients, colleagues and staff, and manages and oversee internal and external audits engagements and advisory projects.

"Cynthia will bring a fresh perspective and knowledge that will help us as we seek to continue to impact the lives of tens of thousands of students in our region," said Radhames Nova, President  & CEO of Junior Achievement of Northern New England.

###

About Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JA)
Junior Achievement's mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. For the 2015-2016 school year, Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JA) implemented 1,560 programs throughout 147 schools and after-school sites, reaching 23,802 youth through the efforts of 1,516 trained volunteers. JA serves students in nine Massachusetts counties and the entire state of New Hampshire, with a focus on impacting "at risk" youth. All programs are provided at no cost to schools and after school youth organizations. JA is a non-profit 501(c) 3 charity and is supported by corporations, individuals, foundations and special events. To learn more, visit http://janewengland.org/

 

WCVB-TV CityLine Interview with Radhames Nova, JA's President & CEO

Click here to watch the interview 

New Leadership at Junior Achievement of Northern New England

New Leadership at Junior Achievement of Northern New England
Radhames Nova joins JA as President & CEO

Waltham, MA - Radhames Nova has been appointed by the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) to serve as President & CEO beginning on October 3, 2016.

"The JANNE Board of Directors is thrilled to have Rad join our organization. His background in nonprofit organization leadership, fundraising, and program delivery in support of youth based missions is an ideal combination for the role of President and CEO. I believe that we can learn a lot from Rad, and that he will enjoy this opportunity that is in front of him - a role that he has been getting ready for throughout his career.

"We are also immensely fortunate to have had fellow Board member Gloria Spence step in as the interim President during our search process. Gloria has volunteered the last three months of her time in this active role, and we all owe her an enormous thank you and our sincere appreciation," said Rick Tyson, Chair of the JANNE Board of Directors and Senior Private Client Advisor, Wealth Advisory Services with Wilmington Trust, N.A.

Prior to joining JANNE, Rad served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA), the largest Latino professional organization in the United States with over 72,000 members, where he was responsible for overseeing some of the organization's largest national corporate partnerships and a pilot partnership between JA and ALPFA. He was the Executive Director of the ALPFA Boston Chapter from 2011 to 2015.

From 2002 to 2006 Rad served as Director of Development for the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, Massachusetts, raising $1.8M annually for operations and leading the organization to a record breaking $8.5M capital campaign to build a new facility. Prior to that, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa. Beyond the nonprofit sector, Rad has held positions in the financial services industry - notably the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund and SCS Financial. After five years working in the investments industry, Rad returned to his mission-driven career when he joined ALPFA in 2011.

"I am honored and humbled to join JA of Northern New England as President & CEO. My personal journey moving from Dominican Republic to Lawrence, Massachusetts as a teenager was deeply impacted by the love and support I received from caring adults invested in my success through youth organizations. It is a privilege to pay it forward by helping thousands of youth have the same opportunities to succeed through JA's programs.

"JA's mission is critical to the success of our region and our country. According to the first-ever S&P Global FinLit Survey, only 57% of adults in the U.S. are financially literate. This means that 43% of our population - and an even higher percentage of women and diverse communities - do not fully participate in our economy. Preparing our youth to enter the workforce in the future and to become the next wave of entrepreneurs is equally important to the future success of our country.

"I look forward to working with our staff, Board of Directors and community partners to make our mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy to as many youth as possible," said Radhames Nova.

Rad obtained his B.A. from Middlebury College and his MBA from Boston University. Born in the Dominican Republic, he immigrated to the United States 27 years ago and currently lives in Salem New Hampshire with his wife Alexandra and their three children.

Rad can be reached at (781) 373-1167 or rnova@janewengland.org.

CENGAGE LEARNING'S GEORGE MOORE JOINS JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News Release Contact: Libby Allen, Junior Achievement of Northern New England 781.373.1170 eallen@janewengland.org

CENGAGE LEARNING'S GEORGE MOORE JOINS JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Waltham, MA (May 9 2016) – George Moore of Hingham, MA, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for  Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE).

Mr. Moore is currently EVP, Chief Technology Officer at Cengage Learning, where he is responsible for shaping Cengage Learning’s long-term technology vision and driving innovation across the company during a transformative time.  In addition to his role as CTO, Mr. Moore serves as the Head of House in Cengage Learning’s corporate headquarters.  In this capacity, he leads all local employee engagement efforts.

Mr. Moore spearheads strategic partnerships and collaborations with faculty and students to drive a student-centric model of digital innovation. Driven by this focus on student success, Mr. Moore leads integrated teams of technology and education experts to work side-by-side to deliver cutting-edge digital innovations through technology platforms and tools.  In addition to his work at Cengage Learning, Mr. Moore plays an active role in local edtech industry groups.

“Inspiring the power and joy of learning through hands-on experiences brings the classroom the life and encourages students to reach their full potential,” said Mr. Moore. “I’m honored to join Junior Achievement New England’s board and look forward to furthering our shared mission of preparing young people for success in a global economy.”

“We are very pleased to welcome George to our Board of Directors.  His professional background, passion and commitment to the JANNE mission will help us as we seek to continue to impact the lives of thousands of students in our region,” said Kerry Bedard, President of Junior Achievement of Northern New England.

About Junior Achievement of Northern New England

For the 2014-2015 school year, Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) implemented 1,560 programs throughout 254 schools and after-school sites, reaching over 38,000 youth through the efforts of 2,289 trained volunteers. Serving students in nine Massachusetts counties and the entire state of New Hampshire, JANNE focuses on impacting economically disadvantaged youth, and reaching optimal students within its territory. All programs are provided at no cost to school and organizations. JANNE is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity and is supported by corporations, individuals, foundations and special events.

Boston Business Journal's Out of the Office digital edition

Junior Achievement of Northern New England was featured in the Boston Business Journal's Out of Office digital edition.

Click here to see the article.

TREASURER DEBORAH B. GOLDBERG TO DELIVER KEYNOTE AT MARCH 16 JA BUSINESS HALL OF FAME EVENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News Release Contact: Jessica Feenan, Junior Achievement of Northern New England 617.640.0227 (mobile) jfeenan@janewengland.org

TREASURER DEBORAH B. GOLDBERG TO DELIVER KEYNOTE AT MARCH 16 JA BUSINESS HALL OF FAME EVENT

400 Boston Business leaders expected to attend event with Emcee Ed Harding and Keynote Speaker Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg

Waltham, MA (March 1, 2016)Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) will welcome Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg as Guest Speaker and honor its 2016 Business Hall of Fame Inductees at a dinner celebration on March 16, 2016 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Treasurer Goldberg has a passion for providing financial literacy to our youth. In her first year in office, she organized a task force to promote financial literacy by creating new school curricula and providing $70,000 in grants funded by the Financial Education Innovation Fund, an initiative that provides capital to expand Credit for Life fairs in high schools across the Commonwealth.

“I am proud to be speaking at JANNE's 2016 Business Hall of Fame celebration recognizing these outstanding inductees" said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. "Teaching financial literacy and encouraging economic empowerment is critical for the success of young people across the Commonwealth."

In its 12th year, the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame recognizes companies and individuals that embody outstanding citizenship while furthering Junior Achievement’s mission of teaching students about financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. Ed Harding of WCVB TV Channel 5 will emcee this event for the second year in a row. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit janewengland.org.

2016 Inductees Include:

Granite Telecommunications

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

MassMutual

“We are proud to honor the dedicated work of Granite Telecommunications, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and MassMutual as they are outstanding examples of steadfast commitment to community, and tremendous success within their industries,” said Kerry Bedard, President of Junior Achievement of Northern New England.

The inductee selection process was developed and administered by the Institute for High Performance team based at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.

The nominations were independently evaluated and scored by the members of the selection committee who reviewed each application against specific indicative criteria including: excellence within its industry and active and substantiated support of the community.

About Junior Achievement of Northern New England

For the 2014-2015 school year, Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) implemented 1,560 programs throughout 254 schools and after-school sites, reaching over 38,000 youth through the efforts of 2,289 trained volunteers. Serving students in nine Massachusetts counties and the entire state of New Hampshire, JANNE focuses on impacting economically disadvantaged youth, and reaching optimal students within its territory. All programs are provided at no cost to school and organizations. JANNE is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity and is supported by corporations, individuals, foundations and special events.

DANIEL J. MCCARTHY OF COLUMBIA THREADNEEDLE INVESTMENTS JOINS JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  News Release  Contact: Libby Allen, Junior Achievement of Northern New England 781-373-1170 eallen@janewengland.org

DANIEL J. MCCARTHY OF COLUMBIA THREADNEEDLE INVESTMENTS JOINS JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Waltham, MA (January 28, 2016) – Daniel J. McCarthy of Chestnut Hill, MA, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for  Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE).

Dan is currently Vice President, US Institutional Business Development at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, where he manages the firm’s Institutional multi-asset management distribution effort with some of the largest corporate, public, endowment, foundation, and Taft-Hartley asset pools in the Midwest United States.

In addition to his asset management duties, Dan served for eight years as the former Chairperson of the Massachusetts Council on Economic Education (MCEE), one of the oldest Massachusetts educational charities geared towards teaching students and teachers about economics, personal financial literacy, and global leadership.  During his tenure, MCEE conducted numerous educational forums, Economics Challenges, Stock Market Games, and International Economics Summits benefitting thousands of NE students. Dan is also an active alumni volunteer for Boston Latin School, Harvard College, and Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the Vestry of the Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill, MA.

“I’m thrilled to join an energetic and involved Board of Directors and an experienced JANNE team who have made a significant difference in so many kids’ lives over the past decades. I’m excited to help spearhead an increased focus on Personal Financial Literacy as a tool to help students create new options and opportunities for themselves.”

“The Junior Achievement Board of Directors, staff, and I look forward to working with Dan as we seek to use his skillset to help advance the mission of inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy,” said Kerry Bedard, President of Junior Achievement of Northern New England.

About Junior Achievement of Northern New England

For the 2014-2015 school year, Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) implemented 1,560 programs throughout 254 schools and after-school sites, reaching over 38,000 youth through the efforts of 2,289 trained volunteers. Serving students in nine Massachusetts counties and the entire state of New Hampshire, JANNE focuses on impacting economically disadvantaged youth, and reaching optimal students within its territory. All programs are provided at no cost to school and organizations. JANNE is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity and is supported by corporations, individuals, foundations and special events.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND CHOSEN BY STAPLES ASSOCIATE TO RECEIVE $7,500 GRANT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  News Release  Contact: Libby Allen, Junior Achievement of Northern New England 781-373-1170 eallen@janewengland.org

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND CHOSEN BY STAPLES ASSOCIATE TO RECEIVE $7,500 GRANT

Organization Chosen by Local Associate to Benefit from Staples Foundation Grant

Waltham, MA (January 21, 2016) – Junior Achievement of Northern New England has been awarded $7,500 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations.

“We are excited to receive a grant from Staples Foundation to provide young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices,” said Kerry Bedard, President of Junior Achievement of Northern New England.

This grant is part of a philanthropic initiative created by Staples Foundation which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to non-profit organizations that are focused on education or job skills. The program, called 2 Million and Change, encourages local community engagement by awarding larger grants to organizations where associates are highly engaged in volunteering or fundraising – up to $25,000 per organization.

In 2014, Staples awarded more than $2.4 million in grants to 1,056 local organizations in support of education and job skills programs, including tutoring for pediatric cancer patients, job skills development for individuals with disabilities, school supplies, mentoring and more.

“Staples Foundation is committed to encouraging associates around the globe to make a difference in their local communities and through 2 Million and Change we enable them to directly support the programs where they personally see the greatest need,” said Emily McCann, senior manager of community and giving for Staples, Inc.

About Junior Achievement of Northern New England

For the 2014-2015 school year, Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) implemented 1,560 programs throughout 254 schools and after-school sites, reaching over 38,000 youth through the efforts of 2,289 trained volunteers. Serving students in nine Massachusetts counties and the entire state of New Hampshire, JANNE focuses on impacting economically disadvantaged youth, and reaching optimal students within its territory. All programs are provided at no cost to school and organizations. JANNE is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity and is supported by corporations, individuals, foundations and special events.

About Staples Community and Giving

Staples contributes to educational and job-related community efforts with a primary focus on disadvantaged youth, from literacy and mentoring to career skills development, through in-kind and monetary donations and grants from Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc. Through its community and giving efforts, Staples and Staples Foundation have helped more than 7,000 organizations in 26 countries. For more information, visit www.staples.com/community.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND ANNOUNCES THE 2016 JA BUSINESS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  News Release  Contact: Libby Allen, Junior Achievement of Northern New England 781-373-1170 eallen@janewengland.org

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND ANNOUNCES THE 2016 JA BUSINESS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Waltham, MA (January 13, 2016) – Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) will honor its 2016 Business Hall of Fame Inductees at a dinner celebration on March 16, 2016 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. In its 11th year, the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame recognizes companies and individuals that embody outstanding citizenship while furthering Junior Achievement’s mission of teaching students about financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship.  Visit www.janewengland.org to learn more about the JA Business Hall of Fame and how you can become involved.

2016 Inductees include:

Granite Telecommunications

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

MassMutual

“We are proud to honor the dedicated work of Granite Telecommunications, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and MassMutual as they are industry leaders that have demonstrated constant commitment to the communities in which we all work and live,” said Kerry Bedard, President of Junior Achievement of Northern New England.

The inductee selection process was developed and administered by the Institute for High Performance team based at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company.

The nominations were independently evaluated and scored by the members of the selection committee who reviewed each application against specific indicative criteria including: excellence within its industry and active and substantiated support of the community.

About Junior Achievement of Northern New England

For the 2014-2015 school year, Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) implemented 1,560 programs throughout 254 schools and after-school sites, reaching over 38,000 youth through the efforts of 2,289 trained volunteers. Serving students in nine Massachusetts counties and the entire state of New Hampshire, JANNE focuses on impacting economically disadvantaged youth, and reaching optimal students within its territory. All programs are provided at no cost to school and organizations. JANNE is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity and is supported by corporations, individuals, foundations and special events.

 

Showing 20 results.
Items per Page 20
of 1

JA USA® Press Releases


Facebook



Twitter

  • "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

Get Involved!

Junior Achievement
of Northern New England

Donate Now    Volunteer    Request a
Program


If you would like more information on Donating, Volunteering, JA Programs, or other ways to partner with us, please give us a call at 781-373-1170 or email us!