During this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York) will highlight its partnership with the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) by combining ALPFA’s community volunteers and JA’s proven programs. The two organizations will be coming together as ALPFA volunteers teach Junior Achievement programs at Hamilton Grange School in Harlem on October 13, 2017.
“ALPFA has been a great partner with JA over the past couple of years, and we are pleased to highlight our efforts together at this time,” said Joseph A. Peri, President of JA New York. “ALPFA members have served as tremendous role models for our students and we look forward to having them in classrooms across our community during this school year.”
“Our partnership with Junior Achievement allows us to strengthen the Latino Pipeline by educating our youth and equipping them with the tools they need to be successful leaders and entrepreneurs,” said Migdalia Diaz, COO of ALPFA. “Our members look forward to creating a lasting positive impact within our community.”
Since June 2015, Junior Achievement USA® (JA) and the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) have been partners to benefit the youth in the United States by focusing efforts to prepare young people to be work-ready as well as providing youth with valuable means to explore career opportunities, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
ALPFA is the premier Latino professional organization in the United States serving over 48,000 Latino students, professionals, and entrepreneurs throughout the country. JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy through hands-on programs that extend to more than 4.8 million young people annually. It is with this partnership that the JA mission of entrepreneurship, work-readiness and financial literacy can further impact various communities throughout the country.
About ALPFA: ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) is the largest professional and student membership based organization in the nation and is the longest standing Latino organization with 81,000+ members assembled in 44 professional and more than 160 student chapters across America. Our purpose is connecting Latino leaders for impact
About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.8 million students per year in more than 100 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations over 100 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.
About Junior Achievement of New York
Junior Achievement of New York is the local affiliate of Junior Achievement USA, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. We recruit, train, and mobilize more than 6,600 corporate and community volunteers to provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA New York delivers more than 85,000 student experiences per year to more than 275 NYC, Long Island and Lower Hudson Valley public schools. Visit www.jany.org for more information.
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Junior Achievement of New York
SOURCE: Junior Achievement of New York
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