JA Honors Alliance Bank of Arizona with U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award

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Junior Achievement USA® (JA) recently honored Alliance Bank of Arizona with a bronze level U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award for the 2022-2023 school year in appreciation of their valued partnership and support despite the continued limitations on volunteerism since the pandemic. The U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award was presented to 69 organizations at the JA Volunteer Summit on Tuesday, June 11th in Washington, D.C.

In 2003, President George W. Bush established the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor individuals who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. In 2006, Junior Achievement became an official certifying organization for this award, which recognizes corporations with a U.S. presence that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.

This year, we were inspired to see an increase in volunteerism from our valued volunteer partners despite world-wide adjustments to the volunteer landscape post-pandemic. We commend the recipients on their return to volunteerism efforts.

“Volunteers play an integral part in the delivery of Junior Achievement’s learning experiences,” said Katherine Cecala, President of Junior Achievement of Arizona. “We are grateful for the role these partners play in helping Junior Achievement pursue its mission of inspiring and preparing young people for success through the involvement of volunteer mentors. The organizations we honor with the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award are responsible for positively impacting the lives of millions of young people and we appreciate their commitment to making a positive difference in countless communities throughout the nation.”

Junior Achievement’s kindergarten through high school programs are delivered across the country by a network of dedicated volunteers, including over 9,500 corporate and community volunteers in Arizona each year. JA programs provide innovative, hands-on career readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy education to more than 170,000 students in metropolitan and rural areas throughout Central and Southern Arizona every year.

The complete list of recipients can be found here.


About Junior Achievement of Arizona

Junior Achievement of Arizona is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that equips Arizona students to succeed in work and life by giving them the knowledge and skills they need to manage their money, plan for their future, and make smart academic, career, and economic choices. Since 1957, Junior Achievement of Arizona has taught kids kindergarten through high school about financial literacy, career readiness, and entrepreneurship. The organization’s hands-on, age-appropriate programs are delivered by more than 9,500 corporate and community volunteers each year. Junior Achievement of Arizona reached approximately 170,000 students in the 2022-2023 school year. Follow @JAArizona on social media or visit jaaz.org/resources for more free online educational tools.


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 learning experiences 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. Additionally, Junior Achievement is expanding its reach to 18-to-25-year-olds to provide young adults with critical life skills, as well as to pre-K youth to ensure children get a solid head start. Today, JA reaches more than 4.4 million students per year in 102 markets across the United States as part of 12.5 million students served by operations in more than 100 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. For more information, visit www.ja.org.