Junior Achievement USA® (JA) announced today that it will honor 49 organizations with the 2018-2019 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards. The organizations receiving the awards provided Junior Achievement with significant volunteer resources during the 2018-2019 school year. The recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony as a part of the JA Volunteer Summit, supported by American Express, on March 17, 2020 in New York, NY.
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 to 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.
"Junior Achievement volunteers have a profound impact on the young people who participate in JA programs. Each year, more than 247,000 JA volunteers share their experiences and skills with students, providing important lessons on money management, starting a business and finding a career," said Jack Kosakowski, President and CEO of Junior Achievement USA. "The recipients of the U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards are leaders in this effort and critical to helping JA inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy."
The following organizations are recipients of the 2018-2019 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Awards, as determined by Junior Achievement USA:
Bank of America
Ernst & Young LLP
HSBC Bank USA, N.A. and HSBC Holdings plc
National Credit Union Foundation
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Bank of the West
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Santander Bank, N.A.
TD Bank, N.A.
Allstate Insurance Company
BMO Harris Bank
CIBC Bank USA
Johnson & Johnson
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
Palo Alto College
Woodforest National Bank
YMCA of the USA