JOBS for AMERICA'S GRADUATES

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Jobs for New Jersey’s Graduates get a McLesson in Newark

In mid-February, seventeen representatives from the McDonald’s Corporation’s Archways program went back to school at Weequahic High School in Newark, NJ to work with more than 50 Jobs for New Jersey’s Graduates students.  They presented information regarding employment opportunities, career pathways, scholarships, tuition assistance and advising services for young adults working for McDonald’s.  Regional HR Manager, Jeff Cumberbatch, facilitated the presentations and discussions among regional representatives from development, operations, marketing, finance and owner operators.

2018 Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Application

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Since 2009, the Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Fund has awarded 134 scholarships. One hundred and two scholarships were for $1,000 and thirty-two were for $2,000 for a total of $166,000 in scholarships for JAG graduates. Funding for the KMS Scholarship Fund has come from JAG Board members as well as the Western Union Foundation, Lillian Goldman Trust, Strategic Partnerships LLC and Corporate Education Resources, Inc.

2018 National Training Seminar Announcement

NTS 2018 will be hosted by JAG-Louisiana at the Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter.  The registration packet with full details will be posted on the JAG website in March.
 
For planning purposes, the following information will be helpful:
 
Pre-NTS Professional Development Workshops, Monday, July 9, to Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (Pre-NTS participants should arrive on Sunday, July 8; Pre-NTS concludes at Noon on July 11)

Jobs For Maine's Graduates Determined To Help Kids In Need For The Holiday

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (WABI) - Melanie Clark said, "We are shopping for a 9-year-old boy. He loves Pokémon and Minecraft, all that stuff."

More than thirty Jobs for Maine's Graduates or JMG students filled the aisles of the Walmart in Skowhegan. Matt Clark said, "We are working in collaboration with Madison and Carrabec to bring Christmas goods to kids that wouldn't have Christmas otherwise."

Jobs for America’s Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Provide Academic and Career Training in 34 States

Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 2017 – Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG)and AT&T are working together to help raise the high school graduation rate and support successful career pathways by expanding academic support and providing mentoring opportunities for underserved students. JAG has received a $3.5 million contribution from AT&T to allow the national non-profit to add new schools and/or expand existing programs through its 34 JAG State Affiliates with proven success records of keeping kids in school.

Governor Eric J. Holcomb elected to serve as Chair of the JAG National Board

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb has been elected to serve as chair of the National Board of Directors of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) beginning January 1, 2018.

 

Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates Recommended for Grant

On Tuesday, November 14th, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher recommended seven projects totaling almost $3 million in grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Investment Program.  Among the recommendations was $130,000 to Jobs for West Virginia’s Graduates, Inc.

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