Informatica World Attendees Take Time Out to Support Education Programs For At Risk Youth

Attendees Pack Backpacks for Title I HOPE and Mentor Youth for Jobs for America’s Graduates

Informatica World, Las Vegas, NV, June 06, 2013 - 

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today hosted members of Title I HOPE and Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) from the Clark County School District at the 13th annual Informatica World conference. Employees and conference attendees assembled more than 1,000 backpacks for homeless youth identified in the Title I HOPE program and led a mentoring session with high school students involved with Jobs for America’s Graduates. Informatica also established the Informatica HOPE Scholarship, donating $3,000 to provide books and supplies to recent graduates of the Title I HOPE program as they attend college. 

The activity was part of Informatica Involved, the company’s corporate citizenship program. Informatica is passionate about social issues in the areas that employees live and work as well as the global community. One of the main areas of focus for the program is on education and supporting institutions and nonprofit organizations that address student needs and programs that foster learning and positive youth development.

Jobs for America’s Graduates is a dropout prevention, school-to-career, dropout recovery program to serve young people that are at great risk of staying in school through graduation, pursuing a postsecondary education or securing a quality entry-level job that leads to career advancement opportunities. Since its founding in 1980, JAG state organizations and local affiliates have served over 800,000 young people with major barriers to success.

Title I HOPE (Homeless Outreach Program for Education) provides educational support and eliminates barriers to school enrollment for homeless and unaccompanied youth. Title I HOPE assists with school enrollment, coordinates breakfast and lunch at school, provides backpacks filled with school supplies and toiletries, help with clothing needs, and provides transportation to school, among other services.

Title 1 HOPE and Jobs for America’s Graduates are programs offered by the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Supporting Quotes:  

  • “Informatica World truly makes a difference in our community through their contributions and efforts,” said Paula Zier, Title 1 HOPE coordinator for the Clark County School District. “We are fortunate to have their support to assist our homeless youth in being successful in life…THANK YOU!” 
  • “We are happy to offer the Job's for America's Graduates program in the Clark County School District,” said Debbie Tomasetti, coordinator for Jobs for America’s Graduates. “This program has already shown early results in helping our students graduate on time and prepare for their future careers.”
  •  “The global gathering at Informatica World provides an excellent opportunity for employees and customers to join forces and give back to the community,” said Jo Stoner, senior vice president, Global Human Resources at Informatica. “Informatica’s philanthropy efforts are focused on education and both Title 1 HOPE and Jobs for America’s Graduates exemplify the types of organizations we will continue to support.”

For more information please visit Informatica Perspectives for a guest blog post from Title 1 HOPE.

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