JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EASTERN IOWA

Cedar Rapids, IA   |  www.JAEasternIowa.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1994

President

Christine Landa

Main address

324 3rd Street SE, Ste 200

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 USA

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Formerly known as

Junior Achievement of Black Hawk Land

Junior Achievement of East Central Iowa

EIN

42-0919209

NTEE code info

Business, Youth Development (O53)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Junior Achievement helps students realize that the education they are getting today will help them to have a bright future tomorrow. Junior Achievement's unique, volunteer delivered programs, show them all of the possibilities that lay before them. They realize they can choose different paths; College? A specific trade? Start their own business? Through your participation as an organization or as an individual, these statistics below can begin to change in your community: 20% of U.S. students will not complete high school on time and earn a diploma. 49% of U.S. employers recognize that talent shortages impact their ability to serve clients and customers. 36% of Americans say that they have at some point in their lives felt their financial situation was out of control. 91% of millennials wish they had greater access to entrepreneurial education programs.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

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.

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Junior Achievement Worldwide 1965

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

During the 2018-2019, JAEI served 48,767 students throughout Eastern Iowa.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of donors as reported in the JAEI Annual Report. These donors contributed $250 or more during the fiscal year.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

All Junior Achievement programs are taught by community volunteers. They share their unique career path and financial literacy experiences through fun and engaging curriculum.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

It is the goal of Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa to provide quality, relevant program experiences to students that enrich their lives and enable them to have more successful futures.

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.

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.

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.

Financials

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Operations

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

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EASTERN IOWA

Board of directors
as of 1/10/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gary Lorenz

Great Western Bank

Term: 2019 - 2020

Melissa Winter

Ethan Domke

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Eric Tyler

Hawkeye Sports Properties

Art Floss

CBI Bank & Trust

Kyle Kunz

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Jane Lindaman

Waterloo Community Schools

Gary Lorenz

Great Western Bank

Tim Hawkins

Hawkins Wealth Management

Jane Bradley

Hawkeye Community College

Randy Clarahan

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John Dorfler

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Jim Moore

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Patrick Slater

Fairfax State Savings Bank

Troy Smith

US Bank

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/10/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

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