Students March for Funding for High School Retention Program iJAG

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – On Tuesday, hundreds of Iowans, including Governor Branstad, marched in cities across Iowa for the iJAG program. They want state lawmakers to restore $1 million in state funding cuts. iJAG is designed to give at-risk students time in school to focus on the issues that are holding them back from success. … Read more


JAG Board of Directors Meeting in Wilmington, DE and Chaired by Governor Jack Markell (DE)

Recognizing Delaware as the Founding State The Board of Directors of Jobs for America's Graduates, Chaired by Governor Jack Markell, held its semi-annual meeting on May 17 in Wilmington, Delaware.  Participating in the Board meeting were Governor John deJongh, Jr. of the Virgin Islands; Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn; the Executive Vice … Read more

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JAG College and Career Planning System Launched Nationwide

Phil Harrington, President of Kuder, Inc., announced the five state, 24 program pilot-test was a complete success and that Kuder secured the feedback from JAG Specialists and students to better integrate the Kuder© Navigator System into JAG classrooms across the nation. We wish to extend special thanks to the JAG state organizations and local program … Read more


Walmart Foundation Invests $800,000 in 19 JAG State Organizations

The $800,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation for 19 of our Affiliates has moved into the implementation phase.  The grant is largely directed to the 19 State Organizations that operate as non-profits (or that have a supporting non-profit dedicated to their work).  The recipients of the Walmart Grant have all begun submitting Implementation Plans consistent … Read more


President Obama Recognizes JAG Credentialing Strategy

President Obama recognized Jobs for America's Graduates and two other youth-serving organizations that have agreed to establish goals for substantially expanding opportunities for young people to earn skills credentials over the next five years. Ken Smith and Mike D’Ambrose (JAG Board member and Senior Vice President of HR for Archer Daniels Midland) attended the national … Read more


Secretary Arne Duncan Keynoted JAG National Thought Leader Event, Hosted by Governor Jack Markell (DE)

The 2011 National Thought Leader Event was hosted by Governor Jack Markell as Chair and featured U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.  The focus was on SOLUTIONS for high-risk minority youth – both academic and economic. The event was held on May 24 at the Columbus Club at Union Station.  As in previous Thought Leader Events, a select group of 100 policy and … Read more


Announcing the 2011 Smith Scholars

The JAG Board of Directors established the Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Fund in honor of the extraordinary leadership and service of the first and only President and Chief Executive Officer of Jobs for America’s Graduates, Inc., Kenneth M. Smith The Governance and Scholars Committee of the JAG Board of Directors invested considerable time in reviewing … Read more