Last year, volunteers in our Western Division reached 1,031 classrooms and 23,342 students in DeKalb and Kane Counties.   This year, we have a goal of reaching 1,050 classrooms and 24,590  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 – Western Division.

Western Leadership

Derek Ernst
VP of Suburban Operations
Tel: (708) 456-1400 x 259

Joel Gomez
Senior Operations Manager
Tel: (708) 456- 1400 x 224

Colette Tracy
Associate Director of Operations
Tel: (815) 919-0824


Special Events

Company Sponsored  Events
Burnham Elementary School, Cicero – UPS
Central Road School, Rolling Meadows – Motorola Solutions
St. John of the Cross School, Western Springs – UPS
St. Edmund School, Oak Park – Concordia University
Orchard Place Elementary, Des Plaines – Concordia University
Immanuel Lutheran School, Palatine – Pepsi
McKinley School, Bellwood – UPS
St. James School, Arlington Heights – Citigroup
Apollo School K-2nd, Des Plaines – Nielsen Group
Apollo School 3rd-6th, Des Plaines – Allstate