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Junior Achievement of Southwest New England’s held 37th Annual New Haven Business Hall of Fame

March 30, 2017- New Haven, CT- Junior Achievement of Southwest New England held its 37th annual New Haven Business Hall of Fame at the New Haven Lawn Club on March 11, honoring three individuals and one corporation. This year, with 200 guests in attendance, JA inducted Larry Bingaman, President and … Read More

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Junior Achievement of Southwest New England Employees Volunteer and Donate Goods to Freshplace Food Pantry in Hartford

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England employees decided to give back this year by volunteering for another organization—Freshplace, an innovative fresh food pantry in Hartford, developed by the Junior League of Hartford and several other community organizations. JA decided on donating canned goods and their time to Freshplace, whose goals … Read More

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Junior Achievement’s Career Connections for Young Women Program Prepares High School Students for Real World

On Wednesday, March 1st, students participating in the JA Career Connections for Young Women program that is run in collaboration with the Junior League of Hartford, participated in a session called “Mock Interviews”. These 21 students worked alongside 21 volunteers from The Junior League of Hartford, The Hartford, Society of … Read More

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JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF SOUTHWEST NEW ENGLAND RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR FOR TOP PERFORMANCE

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England has been awarded one of Junior Achievement USA®’s (JA USA) highest honors: the 5 Star Award. The purpose of the Star Award is to recognize staff and boards of JA Areas that meet Junior Achievement’s national standards in operational efficiency and through strong representation … Read More

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South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority’s CEO, Larry Bingaman named as laureate for Junior Achievement’s New Haven Hall of Fame

This year, JA is honored to welcome President& CEO of South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA), Larry Bingaman as a laureate for the New Haven Hall of Fame. Mr. Bingaman has led the RWA through many financial and operational successes, including the development of the company’s first integrated five- … Read More

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Junior Achievement Presents Scholarship Opportunities to High School Students

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England is proud to announce four scholarship offerings this year. JA’s mission is to empower young people to own their economic success through JA’s three pillars: financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. JA recognizes that for a successful future, education is key. This year, Junior … Read More

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Yale Young Global Scholars, Junior Achievement Announce Partnership to Provide Scholarship to Rigorous Academic Summer Program

Yale Young Global Scholars and Junior Achievement of Southwest New England (JA) have established a partnership that aims to provide a full-tuition scholarship to a student who has participated in Junior Achievement in high school and is accepted to then 2017 Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS). This scholarship is … Read More

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Students Participate in Junior Achievement’s JA Be Entrepreneurial Challenge at The Hartford

A total of 86 students from three area high schools learned the fundamentals of starting a business by participating in JA Be Entrepreneurial Challenge held at The Hartford, Windsor campus on December 8 . These students, from Windsor High School, Enfield High School and High School Inc., used Junior Achievement’s … Read More

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University of Hartford’s Greek life Members Continue their Volunteer Support for Junior Achievement

Tomorrow, University of Hartford’s Greek life members will once again volunteer for Junior Achievement of Southwest New England at Reggio Magnet School of the Arts in Avon. Over 40 UHart Greek life members will be teaching JA curriculum in 18 classrooms, Kindergarten through 5th grade. “Junior Achievement allows our members … Read More

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Junior Achievement of Southwest New England Welcomes new Director of Education, Mario Chiappetti

Mario Chiappetti joins JA as the new Director of Education, overseeing the Education Department and its team of Education Managers. Mr. Chiappetti, a resident of Simsbury, has extensive experience in the insurance industry, most recently as the Senior Vice President of SPARTA Insurance and before that held various senior roles … Read More

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