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Thursday, February 11th, 2016 @ 7:54PM

Junior Statesmen Foundation Welcomes Four New Members to their Board of Directors

The Junior Statesmen Foundation is pleased to announce and welcome our new members to the board of directors, including three alumni and a JSA parent. Each have been highly involved in the organization in the past, and contribute insightful and strong thought partnership to our board. The Junior Statesmen Foundation…

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Monday, January 18th, 2016 @ 10:40AM

A Day of Service

From registering voters to delivering food to the housebound for MLK Day, JSA students embody a commitment to statesmenship and service. This story features the initiative of our JSA students as they grapple with the problem of hunger in their beloved communities and begin to reflect on the systemic solutions…

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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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