Ace Cash Express Partners With Junior Achievement of Arizona to Educate Local Students

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 16 // PRNewswire // -- Volunteers from ACE Cash Express, Inc., recently partnered with Junior Achievement of Arizona to teach the fundamentals of finance and economics to local elementary students.

During the five-week program, 27 ACE volunteers will teach the Junior Achievement curriculum to seven classrooms at Rivera Elementary School in Tucson. Every ACE Cash Express Tucson associate is volunteering with the program, including ACE top management from the Tucson area.

"I am pleased to see so many ACE associates in Tucson participating in the Junior Achievement program," said Jay B. Shipowitz, ACE's President and CEO. "It is nice to see our partnership with Junior Achievement grow and expand into new areas across the United States."

In addition, ACE also made a contribution of $5,000 to Junior Achievement of Arizona. The donation is part of the ACE Community Fund commitment to contribute to organizations that support children, education and financial literacy.

ACE
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial services, including check cashing, short-term consumer loans, bill payment and prepaid debit card services, and the largest owner, operator and franchisor of check cashing stores in the United States. As of June 30, 2007, ACE had a network of 1,712 stores in 38 states and the District of Columbia, consisting of 1,528 company-owned stores and 184 franchised stores. ACE focuses on serving consumers, many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to financial services.

The ACE Community Fund
ACE Cash Express, Inc. implemented a corporate giving program in 2003, the ACE Community Fund, as a way to give back to communities where ACE has stores. The ACE Community Fund supports charities that help children, support education and promote financial literacy. Each year, ACE sets aside one percent of the previous year's net income to support these worthwhile causes through the ACE Community Fund. Since its inception, the ACE Community Fund has donated over $629,878 to 40 charities.

Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement is a volunteer-driven organization focused on inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, and is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Today, 140 individual area operations reach approximately four million students in the United States, with more than 3.5 million students served by operations in 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit the Junior Achievement website at http://www.jaaz.org.

SOURCE ACE Cash Express, Inc.

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