banner photo: Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea at the State House with JA Job Shadow students from Central Falls High School during Education Awareness Week in 2016.

We are in the process of finalizing the 2019 agenda and will update it when available.


Monday, April 9, 2018

Mock Legislative Session, hosted by Representative Hull
State House Tour
Education Awareness Week Proclamation Ceremony
JA Job Shadow Program

Participating School

Mount Pleasant High School | Providence, RI

State Officials Participating in JA Job Shadow

The Honorable Daniel McKee | Lt. Governor
The Honorable Nellie Gorbea | Secretary of State
The Honorable Seth Magaziner  | General Treasurer

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Guest Lessons in TFA Corps Member Classrooms

Participating Schools

Del Sesto Middle School | Providence, RI

Community Leaders - Classroom volunteers

Lee Lewis | President, Junior Achievement of Rhode Island
Spencer Dickinson | Education Consultant
Cameron Berube | Providence Public Schools
Lisa DiMartino | Rhode Island Foundation
Adam Donaldson | AmeriCorps RI
Marjorie Houston & Latdavorn Bonilla | The White Family Foundation
Jennie Johnson | City Year
Laurel Bowerman | Washington Trust
Bethany Lyons | Washington Trust
Jason Costa | Washington Trust
Julianne Lima | WPRI 12
Sheri Sweitzer | Teach For America
Sarah Whiting | RI Dept of Education
Paul Choquette | Gilbane
Christopher Graham | Locke Lord
Donna Stone | NE Basecamp
Daniel Lima | Morgan Stanley

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Building Investment in Our Public Schools: Tour and Panel

Mount Pleasant High principals Christopher Coleman and Dr. Nicole Mathis will be joined by TFA alumnus and General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Education Commissioner Ken Wagner, Teach For America – Rhode Island executive director Kristine Frech and Junior Achievement Rhode president Lee Lewis for a tour of Mount Pleasant High School. Participants will have the opportunity to understand what infrastructure investments are needed at Mount Pleasant, while also observing the excellent learning opportunities that are taking place inside Mount Pleasant’s classrooms. Following the tour, Commissioner Wagner and Principal Coleman
will participate in a panel conversation and take questions from an audience of community and education leaders from across Providence and Rhode Island.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

JA Leaders Day

Participating School

George J. West Elementary School | Providence

Community Leaders - Classroom volunteers

Ashlee Accetta | Fidelity Investments
Louis Amoriggi | Webster Bank
Michele Cinquegrano | Verizon
Lori Corsi | Dimeo Construction
Mayor Jorge Elorza | City of Providence
Kristin Fraser | KPMG
Kristine Frech | Teach For America Rhode Island
Mayor Allan Fung | City of Cranston
Scott Jensen | RI Department of Labor and Training
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin | State of Rhode Island
Superintendent Christopher Maher | Providence Public Schools
Hugh Peltz | Citizens Bank
Randall Tutt | Randall Financial Group

JA Board of Directors - Classroom Volunteers

Suzanne Carmody | Senior Vice President, Head of Technology Sourcing, Citizens Bank
Sherri Carrera | Account Manager, GLAD WORKS
Peter DiFilippo | Sr. Lender, Restaurant Finance Division, TD Bank
Peter Dorsey | President, The Business Development Company
David Ferreira | Vice President/Small Business Relationship Manager, TD Bank
Scott Lajoie | Vice President of Commercial Banking, BankRI
Lee Lewis | President, Junior Achievement of Rhode Island
Jamison Miller | Financial Analyst, The DeMarco Group, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Janet Raymond | Senior Vice President, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
Richard V. Simone III | President, EGN LLC
Eric Turner | Partner, KPMG

Friday, April 13, 2018

Congressional Leaders Day

Students from TFA Corps members classes will participate in the JA $mart Consumer Finance game with the help of local leaders at the Fidelity Investments Campus in Smithfield, RI.

Participating School

Governor Christopher Del Sesto Middle School | Providence

Congressional Leaders

The Honorable Jack Reed | U.S. Senator, Rhode Island
The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse | U.S. Senator, Rhode Island

Community Leaders

Ashlee Accetta | Community Relations Manager, Fidelity Investments
Suzanne Carmody | Senior Vice President, Head of Technology Sourcing, Citizens Bank
Kristine Frech | Executive Director, Teach For America - Rhode Island
Steven Kitchin | VP, Corporate Education & Training, New England Institute of Technology and Chairman, Education Committee, Junior Achievement of Rhode Island
Lee Lewis | President, Junior Achievement of Rhode Island
Christopher Maher | Superintendent, Providence Public Schools
Rick Metters | Vice President/RI Regional Public Affairs, Fidelity Investments
Kevin Tracy | Senior Vice President/Market Executive - Business Banking, Bank of America