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Monday, December 28th, 2015 @ 6:10PM

Alum David Knatcal on Giving Back—with His New JSA Chapter

David Knatcal (SoCal, Downtown Magnets H.S. ’86) was a Junior State chapter member and summer school attendee, and will never forget his experiences. It made such an impact on him that he’s now a JSA Teacher Advisor at Burroughs High School in Burbank, California, educating his students in civic engagement. In this…

Friday, December 18th, 2015 @ 6:34PM

JSA, Innercity L.A. to UVA: A Young Alum Profile

At JSA, we believe in teaching our students to lift themselves up—and to lift others up along with them. Young alum Floyd Black (SoCal ’15) knows this first hand. Rising from a difficult innercity background, he’s learned to lead with a listening and wise-beyond-his-years ear. We share in this story…

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 @ 10:24AM

Who Runs JSA? Our Students Do

Since 2006, the number of donors to our nonprofit programs has grown from just under 100 individuals to our lively and engaged network of over 1,200 today. Our donors and alumni make our programs possible. From providing disenfranchised communities with access to civic engagement programs to supporting scholarships that provide…

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Thursday, October 29th, 2015 @ 4:56PM

We Had a Great Night: Our D.C. Gala

Three ingredients for a great party: good company, compelling conversation, and great food. On Saturday October 17, our JSA family brought them all. The Junior State of America’s annual fall gala took place at Joe’s Stone Crab in Washington, DC this year. The lively veranda and dining room became a…

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Friday, October 16th, 2015 @ 10:49PM

From the Marianas to Princeton

As part of our alumni scholarship program, JSA is able to send several students from our overseas territories to our summer programs–introducing them to other JSA students from around the country for the first time. These students provide an invaluable perspective to our JSA communities, and alumni scholarship support provides…

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Thursday, September 10th, 2015 @ 11:04PM

Uniting Nationwide

West Sacramento Mayor and JSA alumnus Chris Cabaldon (LACES HS ’83) has been a long-time advocate for education and community empowerment. Recently appointed to the National Advisory Board of America’s College Promise, he’ll be uniting mayors across the county to expand access to college education and better prepare the country’s workforce against unemployment. From a press release…

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