Notable Alumni

Lifetime Value & Benefit for all Fields

For many students our program is a perfect fit for their academic and professional interests and goals. But we recognize that some students or parents considering JSA might feel that our emphasis on education in the areas of civics doesn’t exactly match with their primary area of study or career interest. If you fall into this second category, we’d like to emphasize that while our lens is focused on understanding the underpinnings and mechanics of modern democratic society, the valuable outcomes you develop through our program translate across all fields of study and career paths. At JSA you’ll develop valuable skills and attributes including leadership, confidence, awareness, analytical skills, self-expression, public speaking, negotiation, and effective writing. And of course, you’ll become part of a truly amazing network of over 500,000 dynamic JSA Alumni across the country and around the world.

Charles Schwab


Leon Panetta


Jennifer Palmieri


Leadership & Success for Every Career Path

In fact, you can find successful JSA alumni in almost every career field you can think of, from science to sports. This is because one of the strong benefits of the program is that it builds people of upstanding character and values, which translate into anything and everything you’ll ever do in school, in your professional career, and throughout life.


Leon PanettaFormer U.S. Secretary of Defense; Former Congressman (D-CA)
Charles SchwabFounder & Chairman, Charles Schwab Corp
Tom BradyQuarterback, New England Patriots
Eric GarcettiMayor, City of Los Angeles, California
Michael EdelsteinPresident, International Television Production, NBC Universal
Timothy IngrassiaHead of Mergers & Acquisitions, Goldman Sachs
Ed MeeseU.S. Attorney General, Reagan Administration
Mike McCurryWhite House Press Secretary, Clinton Administration
Hon. Liz LempertMayor of Princeton, New Jersey
Hon. Matt HarperMayor of Huntington Beach, California
Hon. Carol HallettFormer US Ambassador to the Bahamas and Director of the Customs Service under President George H.W. Bush
Jennifer PalmieriWhite House Communications Director, Obama Administration; Author of "Dear Madam President"
Dr. Tracy FitzsimmonsPresident of Shenandoah University
Debby Van Winkle DulskyChief Commercial Officer at HomeServeUSA
Ena L. LaVanVice President – Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
Dr. Lynn UzzellScholar in Residence – Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier
Cindy ChenSenior Counsel at Johnson & Johnson
Rachel Derkits-GelmanCo-Founder of Tembow


In addition to these successful JSA Alumni there are hundreds of thousands more, who remain connected with the JSA organization and who network together to support good causes, build opportunities in their communities, and share successes together.

We hope that you’ll join us this summer at a JSA Summer School program and become a part of our diverse, thriving, and engaged community of successful citizens.