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National Foundation honored with President’s Volunteer Service Award on behalf of America’s CUs
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:20 PM

Credit Unions awarded for support of Junior Achievement USA

Junior Achievement will honor the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) with the 2017-2018 U.S. Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award on behalf of America’s Credit Unions for providing over 15,000 volunteer hours to Junior Achievement USA.

This award will be presented to 44 organizations at a ceremony and celebration on March 12 at the New York Stock Exchange during the JA Volunteer Summit in New York, NY. The event will be part of Junior Achievement’s year-long Centennial Celebration.

In 2003, President George W. Bush established the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor individuals who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. In 2006, Junior Achievement became an official certifying organization for this award, which recognizes corporations with a U.S. presence that provide volunteers to teach JA programs anywhere in the world.

Junior Achievement is a volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade program that fosters work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills, and uses experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. Credit unions across the country support their local JA program to work collaboratively toward impacting the future leaders of business and their communities.

The list of past recipients can be found here.