Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Selected for Junior Achievement’s Boston Business Hall of Fame

BOSTON -- Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has been named as one of four new inductees into Junior Achievement‘s Boston Business Hall of Fame.  HMH will be honored at a ceremony on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 alongside fellow honorees Hobbs Brook Management, Sullivan & Worcester and Waltham Boys & Girls Club.

The Junior Achievement (JA) Boston Business Hall of Fame recognizes companies and individuals that embody outstanding citizenship while furthering Junior Achievement’s mission of teaching students about financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship.  

“As a Boston-based company for over 180 years, we are thrilled to be recognized as a member of JA’s Boston Business Hall of Fame. HMH is dedicated to supporting the communities in which its employees live and work and addressing the social challenges that face our customers,” said Mary Cullinane, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibility. “HMH is committed to delivering learning content and solutions which empower our students to achieve their full potential - a goal which aligns well with JA’s mission and work.”

HMH aligns its corporate citizenship efforts around three guiding pillars—Giving Voice to a variety of education stakeholders, Promoting Access to Ideas and nourishing curiosity, and Removing Barriers to learning. Through local Community Investment Councils, HMH employees organize office-wide volunteerism events, fundraisers, and educational events, including Junior Achievement’s JA Skills to Achieve and JA in a Day programs among many others. HMH recently held its inaugural Company-wide Volunteer Week, in which employees logged more than 4,760 hours of volunteer time to benefit local causes across its office network, including its Boston headquarters.

“Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has demonstrated longstanding leadership within both their industry and their commitment to corporate citizenship.  We are thrilled they have been selected as an inductee into this year’s Junior Achievement Boston Business Hall of Fame,” said Emily Neill, President of Junior Achievement of Northern New England.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH’s interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 60 million students in 120 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com.

About Junior Achievement of Northern New England
For the 2011-2012 school year, Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) implemented 1,535 programs throughout 200 schools and after-school sites, reaching over 36,000 youth through the efforts of 1,100 trained volunteers.  Serving students in nine Massachusetts counties and the entire state of New Hampshire, JANNE focuses on impacting “at risk” youth, and reaching optimal students within its territory.  All programs are provided at no cost to schools and organizations.  JANNE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity and is supported by corporations, individuals, foundations and special events.  To learn more and to get involved visit: www.janewengland.org