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Monday, September 8th, 2014 @ 4:56PM

A Life-Changing Reunion

Years after graduating, a friend from JSA opened a remarkable chapter of Vivian Tsai’s life that is now breast cancer free. Today, Vivian balances family and career with her commitment to ending breast cancer.  She is a proud mother of two sons, Andrew and Sonam, ages 16 and 14. For…

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 @ 8:05AM

Junior State of America: 80 Years Strong (Huffington Post)

This week, author and blogger Tara Fass writes in the Huffington Post about the history of the Junior State and our 80th Anniversary celebrations. In this excerpt, we capture Fass’s commentary on JSA’s history, current activities and future.         The JSA alumni community is over a half-million strong, but…

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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 @ 7:52AM

Remembering Why I Love JSA

Last month, JSA held an event in support of the JSA Chapter at Alliance #5. This school, which supports traditionally underserved students, has brought the student-run JSA model to the entire student body, getting students engaged in their own neighborhood. In addition to raising funds to sponsor students to attend JSA…

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 @ 12:13PM

Entrepreneurship for Good

We often hear stories from our alumni about how the JSA experience truly impacts their lives and careers. Here’s one example: After serving as JSA Midwest Lieutenant Governor and later working with USAID, David Simnick had the crazy idea to start making soap in his basement. With hard work and…

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