Archive for Alumni News

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…

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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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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Thursday, May 28th, 2015 @ 6:17PM

A Philanthropic Milestone in LA

The Junior State of America holds numerous events for alumni and supporters in LA, including its first-ever fundraising event in 2006. Now an annual event, the LA spring fundraiser attracts new supporters every year, and this spring was no exception. In addition to supporting general funds for JSA, the event…

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 @ 9:00AM

A Summer to Remember

JSA alumnus John Guevara (Georgetown ’90) was so impacted by the summer he spent in our program at Georgetown that he’s still singing its praises two and a half decades later. Now a candidate for Sully District Supervisor in Fairfax, VA, he spoke with us about what his JSA summer…

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015 @ 9:30AM

It’s a Shareable Life

Perspectives on the shared economy from a JSA alum that is one of its architects Below is an opinion piece from a distinguished JSA alum and does not necessarily represent the views of JSA as a whole. Please read and contribute to the discussion if you feel the urge, and…