Educational Institutions

Junior Achievement of Central Iowa, Inc.

  • Des Moines, IA
  • www.jacentraliowa.org

Mission Statement

Junior Achievement of Central Iowa's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA's programs - in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy - ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Elementary School
  3. Middle School
  4. High School
Service Areas

Self-reported

Iowa

27 counties in central Iowa.

ruling year

1994

President since 2013

Self-reported

Nicholas Colletti

Keywords

Self-reported

education, business, financial literacy, entrepreneurship

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EIN

42-0759070

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Through age-appropriate curricula, Junior Achievement programs begin at the elementary school level, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers. Junior Achievement programs continue through the middle and high school grades, preparing students for future economic and workforce issues they'll face.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Elementary School

JA Ourselves
JA Our Families
JA Our Community
JA Our City
JA Our Region
JA Our Nation
JA BizTown

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$0.00

Program 3

Middle School

JA America Works
JA Economics for Success
JA Global Marketplace
JA It's My Future

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$0.00

Program 4

High School

JA Be Entrepreneurial
JA Career Success
JA Economics
JA Exploring Economics
JA Personal Finance
JA Titan

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$0.00

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    2013-2014:
    - 30,000 students reached
    - $750,000+ raised
    - Improved expense control
    - Adoption of new JA BizTown Storefront pricing model
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    - Targeted non-donor list
    - Individual giving focus
    - Board development
    - Additional special fundraising event
    - Improved social media utilization
    - Improved website functionality
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    - New full-time President (8/26/13) focused on fundraising and operations
    - Newly installed technology refresh (major donation from Meredith Corporation)
    - New Operations Coordinator hired
    - Add new tenants to JA BizTown (expansion for new revenues)
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    - Cash on hand at high-watermark levels
    - New discussion and meetings with non-donors - looking to re-engage with JA of Central Iowa
    - Special fundraising event sponsors (John Deere Financial, Professional Solutions and Bankers Trust)
    - New board members
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Ongoing management and measurement; progress inspected by Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Iowa

27 counties in central Iowa.

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Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF CENTRAL IOWA INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Junior Achievement of Central Iowa, Inc.

Leadership

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President

Nicholas Colletti

BIO

Nick Colletti has a proven track record of over 35+ years of sales leadership and marketing success with companies such as Xerox Corporation, ADP Dealer Services, SunGard and most recently, NCMIC Group, Inc. Experiences include building productive relationships, generating new business development opportunities, implementing strategic business and alliance plans to support sales/marketing initiatives, and helping to contribute to a solid management organization while providing opportunities to advance company direction. Nick is a graduate of Drake University (BA - Journalism) in Des Moines, IA. He is married (Kim) and has four children – ages 27, 20, 15 and 13.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Brian P Waller

Insurance Finance Corporation

Term: July 2013 - June 2015

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?