Interview: John Oppenheimer, Founder & CEO of Columbia Hospitality

In honor of National Entrepeneurship Month, we interview John Oppenheimer, JA alum and Founder & CEO of Columbia Hospitality. Junior Achievement: What was your key driving force to becoming an entrepreneur? Why the hospitality industry? John Oppenheimer: I developed a passion for the hospitality industry very early in life. As the first skycap at theContinue reading Interview: John Oppenheimer, Founder & CEO of Columbia Hospitality

National Apprenticeship Week: Hermanson company Spotlight

JA of Washington is proud and grateful for the strong relationships we have with our corporate and community partners. Their support and engagement make it possible to connect with students from various geographical regions, walks of life, and areas of interest. We have begun strengthening and creating new relationships with organizations that offer Apprenticeship programsContinue reading National Apprenticeship Week: Hermanson company Spotlight

JA Programs Highlight

What are the skills that young people need to master today? For years, math and reading have been at the forefront, however, there are even more fundamental skills that should be part of a student’s well-rounded education: financial literacy; career readiness; and entrepreneurship. Today, we highlight one program from each of our elementary, middle, andContinue reading JA Programs Highlight

Feature: Natalie Vega O’Neil

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ve interviewed JAWA CEO & President Natalie Vega O’Neil on her roots, her career journey, and the role she feels Hispanic leaders play in the future of the education industry. JA: Share with us your background, your roots. NVO: I was born in Northwest Indiana, about an hour outsideContinue reading Feature: Natalie Vega O’Neil

Dare to Dream 2020 Behind-The-Scenes

Dare to Dream 2020 featured a number of firsts for JA of Washington but most important of all, it demonstrated the dedication of our JA supporter family across the state. Despite the fact that we couldn’t gather in person, over 450 people registered and tuned in on the night of Saturday, September 26, 2020 forContinue reading Dare to Dream 2020 Behind-The-Scenes