Award For Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility, Northeast 2017

Awarded to: Junior Achievement Foundation

Judges Comments

“What a great program and a whopping donation, $1.1m to the Junior Achievement Foundation. This in my mind ticks all the boxes not only is it generous it also enables the next generation to learn about our industry, this is giving back on multiple levels.”

“Not only does Junior Achievement financially support the initiative but its members also take part in educating students, thoroughly commendable.”

Corporate Overview

Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania (JA) gives young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices.

Our corporate and community volunteers deliver relevant, hands- on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. If you are a volunteer, an alum, or educator please visit to share and read stories from others involved in JA.

JA of Western PA Fast Facts

  • JA of Western PA reaches more than 73,000 k-12 students with over 3,300 volunteers in 374 schools and 167 districts each year.
  • 92% of alumni say they are confident they can compete in the business environment.
  • Eight-out-of-ten JA students agree that participation in JA have a better understanding of how the real-world operates