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Junior Achievement and Staples Cause for Caring, Inc. Join Forces to Empower Youth Nationwide Through Multi-Year Grant Program


JA - Staples Partnership

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For Immediate Release:

October, 30 2023



Janelle Menz

Junior Achievement of Central Iowa


Junior Achievement and Staples Cause for Caring, Inc. Join Forces to Empower Youth Nationwide Through Multi-Year Grant Program


Des Moines, Iowa – Junior Achievement of Central Iowa (JA) proudly announces its groundbreaking partnership with Staples Cause for Caring, Inc. (Staples), uniting efforts in an innovative nationwide initiative across eight local JA operations. Together, we are igniting a transformative approach to education, enhancing work and career readiness skills, and fostering a pathway toward a brighter, more prosperous future.


This strategic collaboration is built on a foundation of comprehensive lessons designed to equip students with the essential knowledge and confidence required for success in their careers. Our joint endeavor embodies Staples' unwavering commitment to philanthropy and community engagement, setting the stage for a multi-year journey of support. The partnership's inaugural step involves a substantial planned gift of $250,000 for 2023, with the potential for further contributions in subsequent years, subject to collaborative evaluations.


"Our partnership with Staples represents a transformative collaboration that bridges education and opportunity," stated JA Central Iowa President Ryan Osborn. "Together, we are empowering students with the invaluable tools of work and career readiness, fostering a pathway towards a brighter and more prosperous future."


This dynamic alliance will propel a comprehensive suite of programs, strategically tailored to elevate the education and professional readiness of our youth. Deployed in specific markets, these initiatives act as catalysts for youth empowerment and community growth. Our sponsorship structure bolsters JA educational programs like JA Inspire, JA Career Pathway for Alumni, 3DE by Junior Achievement, and JA Job Shadow, all geared toward nurturing the talents of our future leaders.


United by a shared dedication to youth development and community enrichment, Staples and Junior Achievement of Central Iowa exemplify the transformative power of collaboration. Together, we are prepared to drive tangible change, equipping young individuals with the tools they need to thrive and excel in an ever-evolving world.

Please see the following link from JA USA with the intial Press Release announcing the partnership between Staples and JA. 


About Junior Achievement of Central Iowa

At Junior Achievement we believe in "possible." Each day, we work to help young people discover what’s possible in their lives. We do this by helping them connect what they learn in school with life outside the classroom. We let them know it’s possible to invest in their future, to gain a better understanding of how the world works, and to pursue their dreams. We show them that it’s possible for tomorrow to be a better day. Junior Achievement of Central Iowa reached over 28,000 students through programs centered around financial literacy, career & work readiness, and financial literacy in the 2022-2023 school year. These students are being empowered to create a bright future thanks to JA of Central Iowa and our generous supporters.


About Staples®

At Staples, Business is Human, which means our people ‘think beyond the algorithm’ to deliver for customers. A leader in workspace products and solutions for over 35 years, Staples has thousands of experts dedicated to applying their intuition, expertise, and experience to bring out the best that technology such as AI has to offer. These experts make work easier, smarter, and more efficient for businesses of all sizes. The company operates in North America through eCommerce and direct sales and is headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts. More information about Staples is available at

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