Achievement Foundation Awards More than Half a Million Dollars in Grants to Junior Achievement Offices to Expand the JA Company Program®
TD Ameritrade and JA USA are partnering once again to invest in America’s youth. By continuing their support for Junior Achievement, TD Ameritrade has reaffirmed their commitment to empowering future generations.
The funding enables Junior Achievement to increase programming throughout the region as they deliver volunteer-led lessons about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness. With the generous funding from TD Ameritrade, Junior Achievement will be better equipped to engage additional community volunteers, reach more students in the five-county area, and publicize its impact to potential partners.
As part of this partnership, JA of Greater Washington received $10,000 in programatic support.
“We are extremely appreciative of the support of TD Ameritrade,” said Ed Grenier, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington. “This grant will allow us to help provide a greater number of students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful and reach their full potential.”
About TD Ameritrade
Today, TD Ameritrade provides investing and trading services for seven million client accounts that total more than $750 billion in assets, and custodial services for more than 5,700 independent registered investment advisors. With clients placing, on average, approximately 450,000 trades each day, it maintains the leadership position it assumed when founder Joe Ricketts opened his doors in Omaha, NE, in 1975.
The Comcast Foundation recently announced that it has awarded $265,000 in grants to 16 nonprofit organizations across the Washington, D.C. metro area in 2017. The grants help grow the impact of programs aimed at expanding digital literacy, promoting service and mentoring tomorrow’s leaders.
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is among the many local organizations that are making a significant difference in the community and were supported by the Comcast Foundation this year. Comcast is dedicated to working with organizations like JA to shape the future of the areas its employees, customers and friends and families live in.
Junior Achievement of Greater Washington recently received a grant from the Local Development Council of Prince George’s County in recognition of JA’s contributions to and partnerships within the county. This grant will provide curriculum and program support to three county schools- John Hanson Montessori, Oxon Hill Middle, and Oxon Hill High School.