Educational Institutions

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EASTERN IOWA

  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • www.jaeasterniowa.org

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Junior Achievement to empower young people to own their economic success.

Main Programs

  1. Elementary School Programs
  2. Middle School Programs
  3. High School Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

Iowa

In the State of Iowa, Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa serves Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Delaware, Grundy, Iowa, Johnson, Jones and Linn counties.

ruling year

1994

President

Self-reported

Christine Landa

Keywords

Self-reported

education, business, enterprise, financial literacy, work readiness, entrepreneurship

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EIN

42-0919209

 Number

3017462890

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

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?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Junior Achievement is an innovative partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers. As the world's largest organization dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success in the global marketplace, Junior Achievement provides its partners with a skilled future workforce, awareness opportunities and a heightened profile in the community as a leader in corporate social responsibility.
Junior Achievement 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.
Junior Achievement enhances the relevancy of education, bridging the gap between what students are learning in school and how it can be applied in the real world.
Locally in Eastern Iowa, Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa served 41,307 students, equal to 1,848 classrooms, during the 2012-2013 school year with the help of 1,252 volunteers. Teachers (95%) and volunteers (92%) who have brought the Junior Achievement experience to the classroom report students develop a better understanding of how the real world operates

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

Elementary School Programs

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade learn the basic concepts of business and economics and how education is relevant to the workplace. The programs also teach students that people assume roles as individuals, consumers, and workers in an expanding cultural environment that extends from the self and family to global relations. Each program is taught by a volunteer and includes 5 activities of 30-45 minutes each.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

None

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Budget

Program 2

Middle School Programs

Students in sixth through eighth grades will be introduced to many economic concepts and useful facts about the working world that help teens make difficult decisions about how to best prepare for their educational and professional future. Each programs is taught by a community volunteer and is comprised of six 45-minute activities.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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None

Budget

Program 3

High School Programs

The high school programs help students in ninth through twelfth grades make informed, intelligent decisions about their future, and fosters skills that will be highly useful in the business world at a time that represents an essential crossroads for young people. Each program is taught by a community volunteer and includes 5-7 activities. Each activity is 45-60 minutes.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

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None

Budget

Results

Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

1. Number of students enrolled

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
During the 2014-2015, JAEI served 39,062 students throughout Eastern Iowa.

2. Number of overall donors

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This is the number of donors as reported in the 2014-2015 Annual Report. These donors contributed $250 or more during the fiscal year.

3. Number of volunteers

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric

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?
    It is the goal of Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa to serve 41,787 students in Eastern Iowa during the 2015-2016 school year.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    This will be accomplished by ensuring that we are aligning programs with curricular needs for each school district, working with school administrators to best select and implement programs that teach 21st century work readiness and financial literacy education.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa is capable to serve the schools in Eastern Iowa because of the strong partnerships with area businesses, who are leaders in employee development and economic and youth development.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The success of Junior Achievement will be indicated by the number of students participating in the programs as well as the results of the pre- and post-tests that all participating classes are asked to complete. These results currently indicate that students have a minimum of 18.70% increase in the areas of work readiness and financial literacy comprehension after completing their Junior Achievement program.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    To date, Junior Achievement is on track to meet its goals. The number of students who have participated in programming this school year is in alignment with anticipated needs and projected outcomes.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Iowa

In the State of Iowa, Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa serves Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Delaware, Grundy, Iowa, Johnson, Jones and Linn counties.

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Affiliations + Memberships

Junior Achievement Worldwide

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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 EASTERN 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 EASTERN IOWA

Leadership

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President

Christine Landa

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Brad Baldwin

Cardinal Construction

Term: July 2014 - June 2016

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

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?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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