Last year, the Eastern Division (Northwestern Indiana) reached 1,391 classrooms and 32,108 students and this year, we have a goal of reaching 1,580 classrooms and 36,799 students! We’ve been able to continually expand our program every year thanks largely in part to generous corporate partners who support Junior Achievement of Chicago – Northwestern Indiana.

Northwest Indiana Leadership

Derek Ernst
VP of Suburban Operations
Tel: (708) 456-1400 x 259
E-mail: dernst@jachicago.org

Roz Malouhos
Operations Manager
Tel: (219) 263-9843
E-mail: rmalouhos@jachicago.org

Danielle Topping
Operations Manager
Tel: (630) 209-1972
E-mail: dtopping@jachicago.org

Katie Hobgood
Operations Manager
Tel: (219) 399-8789
E-mail: khobgood@jachicago.org

Louidajean “LJ” Payton
Operations Manager
Tel: (614) 571-9369
E-mail: ljpayton@jachicago.org

Special Events

School House Fundraiser/Awareness Campaign Schoolhouses are sold to customers of each participating business at $1 each and displayed throughout the office/company. Help Junior Achievement raise awareness and funds to support economic education in your community.

Bowl for Northwest Indiana! The board-driven BAT takes place the first Friday in May. Companies can support JA through bowling or donations for the raffle.

Recognizing Volunteers To start the year off right, JA – NWI operations recognizes their volunteers and teachers with a fun-filled night out at the US Steelyard, the home of the Railcats baseball team. Prizes for volunteer of the year and give-a-ways are just part of this special night!

Company Sponsored JA Programs McKinley Elementary and St. Stanislaus School – The Foundations of East Chicago Meister Elementary – NIPSCO Washington Township Elementary – Centier Bank Saylor Elementary – Valparaiso University Brummitt Elementary – McColly Realtors Central Elementary – Main Source Bank

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