Category Archives: JA in the community


PNC Foundation Partnership

PNC FOUNDATION AWARDS $372,000 IN GRANTS TO JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT NORTH, YMCA OF THE NORTH The PNC Foundation announced that it has awarded $372,000 in grants over three years to YMCA of the North and Junior Achievement North to support early education programs, career pathways for early childhood educators, and an entrepreneurship student cohort in Black communities. The grants will support Continue Reading...

JA Hosts Listening Sessions

Over the course of nine different listening sessions this spring, we were honored to speak with various stakeholders and community members who shared honestly about their perceptions of JA and experiences with the organization. It was encouraging to hear about our strengths and exciting to think about areas for improvement. We noticed many key themes surface throughout the sessions that Continue Reading...

New partnership helps families gain financial literacy skills

Last month, Junior Achievement opened its doors to families participating in Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood (SPPN), a nonprofit that’s taking a proactive and preventive approach to the education opportunity gap. Our third floor experiential learning lab came to life with the sounds of excited children and parents arriving for a family event focused on financial literacy. Parents in the SPPN Continue Reading...