Junior Achievement Names Jonaye Ford to Leadership Post
Jonaye D. Ford has joined Junior Achievement of Central Maryland as vice president of education and outreach.
Bringing 19 years of education industry experience, Ford has overall strategic and operational responsibility for JA’s program areas and volunteer initiatives. As a member of the senior management team, she will develop, enhance and implement the organization’s education vision.
Along with managing program development, budgets, operations, team communication, and relationships with education partner organizations, she supports and collaborates with JA’s fundraising team on program grants and donor/volunteer cultivation.
“I am inspired by Junior Achievement’s work throughout Central Maryland,” Ford said. “It’s never too early to teach our children about the global economy because they will become our future workforce and leaders.”
Ford most recently served as director of operations and business development for the Y of Central Maryland, where she managed 41 before- and after-school programs through acquisition, registration and quality program implementation in the mid-Atlantic region.
She previously served as area manager for Educate Inc. Prior to that, she spent 10 years with Sylvan, starting as executive director of in-school programs and ultimately becoming area manager of adult programs.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Virginia State University, Ford completed professional development courses in performance management, hiring for success, employment law and leadership skills.
A member of the National Afterschool Association, the Maryland School Age Child Care Association and Girl Talk-Baltimore Chapter, she resides in Randallstown with her husband, Dr. Michael Ford, and their two daughters.
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for kindergarten through 12th grade students which focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Founded in 1957, the non-profit organization annually serves more than 33,000 students throughout Central Maryland.
For more information, visit the Junior Achievement of Central Maryland website.