Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York) is the local affiliate of Junior Achievement USA® (JA), 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. Our volunteer-delivered, K-12th grade programs foster college and career-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential.
The Microenterprise Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning and Dissemination (FIELD) at the Aspen Institute and the Capital One Foundation announced the names of 12 community leaders selected to participate as fellows in the Emerging Leaders in Microbusiness Squared (ELM²) program this year.
With the holidays past and a new year upon us, now is the time for Americans to focus on their 2014 resolutions. And while fitness goals often top the list of New Year’s resolutions, diet and exercise aren’t the only ways to get back into shape. This year, do yourself and your loved ones a favor by getting financially fit as well.
Emerging leaders engage in fellowship program to enhance leadership and management skills; Program is aligned with Capital One Foundation's focus on helping small businesses grow and local economies thrive
Jan. 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - FIELD at the Aspen Institute and the Capital One Foundation today announced the 2014 fellows of the ELM², Emerging Leaders in Microbusiness Squared Program. ELM² aims to exponentially increase the talent within microenterprise development organizations that create opportunity for aspiring and disadvantaged entrepreneurs.
Life changed in an instant for Elizabeth when her husband passed away. The mother of three was now the family breadwinner, a role she wasn’t fully prepared for.
“Something’s different about your whole focus to life,” she says of her husband’s passing.
Elizabeth, who lives in Charlottesville, Va., knew she had to work but she found that traditional forms of employment weren’t readily available. So she decided to rely on her own skills and pursue her dream of opening a tomato sauce manufacturing company.
2nd Annual March promotes college access for all, regardless of background or circumstance
Citywide, NY, December 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - More than 600 seniors from NYC Outward Bound Schools’ five-borough network of public schools marched from their respective campuses to their local post offices or mail trucks to submit their college applications, exhibiting the organization’s commitment to college preparation and access for all. More than 3500 fellow students, teachers, family, business members and local elected officials cheered them on, including 60 volunteers from the College March sponsor Capital One Bank.
Capital One Ranked #2 on the List in Financials Industry, Large Market Cap
Dcember 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - For the second year in a row, Capital One Financial Corporation was recognized as one of the top 50 community-minded companies in America on the Civic 50 survey – an annual initiative that identifies and recognizes companies for their commitment to invest their time, talent, and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
Capital One and Junior Achievement Partnership Teaches Practical Money Skills; Has Served More than 250,000 Students in the United States
Novemnber 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Capital One Financial Corporation and Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada are bringing Capital One/Junior Achievement Finance Park, an innovative mobile financial education program, to Las Vegas. The program, which runs Nov. 14 to Dec. 13, will be hosted in the Library District building across from Cashman Field. The program will help thousands of eighth grade students across the Clark County School District—the fifth largest school district in the nation—learn critical money management skills such as budgeting and saving.