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Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington receives $15,000 grant from the UPS Foundation

(Portland, Ore.) — Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington received a $15,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS).

The grant will be used toward providing students with JA BizTown, a program that blends 12 hours of classroom learning with a one-day economic simulation within a replica of an American City. The program teaches work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and served nearly 13,000 upper elementary students this school year.

"We are proud to have UPS as a long-standing partner in providing students essential skills that will help them succeed in the global economy" said John Hancock, President of Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington.

In 2017, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $118 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation focuses on the areas of volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment.

"The UPS Foundation is honored to support Junior Achievement of Oregon and SW Washington’s efforts to inspire and prepare students for the global economy," said Eduardo Martinez, President of the UPS Foundation and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at UPS. "Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community."

For more information about Junior Achievement and how you can get involved in this program, please visit JAORSWWA.org. The UPS Foundation can be found the web at UPS.com/foundation.


About The UPS Foundation
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads its global citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2017, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $118 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/Foundation and @UPS_Foundation on Twitter. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter.


About Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington

Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy through hands-on programs that promote work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Established locally in 1950, JA is an affiliate of Junior Achievement USA, which has worked for nearly a century to provide economic and financial education for K-12 students. This year, more than 4,500 volunteers will teach JA programs in over 1,700 classrooms, serving over 44,600 students in Oregon and SW Washington.