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Marla Black


Marla Black


Email: mblack@jasandiego.org

JA Anniversary: September, 2015 

Education: B.A., San Diego State University

Previous Experience: Union Bank, San Diego Federal/Great American Savings Bank

Why is Junior Achievement important to the San Diego community?  For 65 years, JA of San Diego has been in the business of preparing our young people for lifetime successes.  Our mission is to prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to get a job, start a business and how money works.  Last year, JA provided life-changing programs to 55,000 students in K-12 classrooms and in the McGrath Family JA Biztown.  The nonprofit’s goal is to reach nearly 70,000 in the 2015-2016 school year with the opening of Mission Fed JA Finance Park, a reality-based learning program that inspires high school students, families and community partners to plan for their future and embrace financial responsibility.   

What inspires you to work with Junior Achievement? I am honored to have the opportunity to lead such an amazing staff and work with the dedicated Board of Directors to continue to inspire the students of today to become the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.