Through our six regional operating centers, located in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the United States, 465,000 JA volunteers work with more than 10 million students in 100+ countries.

JA Africa | INJAZ Al-Arab | JA Americas | JA Asia Pacific | JA Europe | JA USA


JA Africa, headquartered in Accra, Ghana, is the Regional Operating Center for JA Worldwide in sub-Saharan Africa. Elizabeth Bintliff serves as CEO, and Jean Chawapiwa, MD and Founder, Win Win Solutions 4 Africa Consulting, chairs the JA Africa board.

Established in 2011, JA Africa teaches tangible, marketable, and sustainable skills to the rapidly increasing cohort of out-of-school, idle, unemployed, and underemployed youth in Africa. Over the next ten years, JA Africa aims to provide one million African youth with information and resources, and to build the self-confidence and self-reliance necessary for Africa’s youth and the subcontinent to succeed. More at

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Recent JA Africa News


INJAZ Al-Arab, headquartered in Amman, Jordan, is the Regional Operating Center for JA Worldwide across the Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan. Akef Aqrabawi serves as CEO, and Sheikha Hanadi Bint Nasser Khaled Al Thani, Founder and Chairperson, Amwal, chairs the board.

INJAZ provides education and training in entrepreneurial skills throughout the Arab world and teaches programs aimed at developing basic business skills, financial literacy, and soft skills that equip young people to start and run their own businesses and find employment. More at

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Recent INJAZ Al-Arab News


JA Americas, headquartered in Cordoba, Argentina, is the Regional Operating Center for JA Worldwide in Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Leo Martellotto serves as President, and Jose C. Brousset, Regional Director (retired), Caterpillar, chairs the board.

JA Americas serves youth across a diverse group of countries through a mix of 30+ distinct programs organized around work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. These programs target a wide spectrum of young people, from vulnerable, at-risk, and marginalized youth to students enrolled in formal education. More at

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Recent JA Americas News


JA Asia Pacific, headquartered in Hong Kong, is the Regional Operating Center for JA Worldwide in the Asia Pacific region. Vivian Lau serves as CEO, and Steve Wong, President (Retired), Greater China/Japan Gas Marketing ExxonMobil (China) Investment Co., Ltd, chairs the JA Asia Pacific board.

Along with private and public sector support and on-the-ground delivery of JA programs through 18 JA operations across the region, JA Asia Pacific creates a conversation with youth about the urgency of making themselves employable and contributing to a strong and capable workforce in the region. More at

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Recent JA Asia Pacific News


JA Europe, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, is the Regional Operating Center for JA Worldwide across Europe. Caroline Jenner serves as CEO, and Jo Deblaere, Chief Operating Officer and Group Chief Executive, AccentureEurope, chairs the JA Europe board.

As the largest European provider of entrepreneurship education programs funded by businesses, institutions, foundations, and individuals, JA Europe brings the public and private sectors together to provide European youth with experiences that promote the skills, understanding, and perspective they need to succeed in a global economy. With an extensive alumni network and the largest number of students in JA Company Program globally, the program is recognized by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry as a “Best Practice in Entrepreneurship Education.” More at

Recent JA Europe News


JA USA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the Regional Operating Center for JA Worldwide across the United States. Jack Kosakowski serves as President and CEO, and Julie Monaco, Managing Director/Global Head, Public Sector Corporate and Investment Banking Division, Institutional Clients Group, Citi, chairs the JA USA board. 

Focused on empowering young people to own their economic success, JA USA’s experiential programs around work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy reach more than 4.6 million students annually in kindergarten through high school and help students see the relevance of education and the value of staying in school. More at

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Recent JA USA News