Informatica Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters to Help Nevada Students
Informatica may be about All Things Data, but we’re also all about people—our employees, customers, partners, and those who need help in the neighborhoods we live in as well as the global community. Informatica Involved, our corporate social responsibility program, shows our commitment to improve people’s lives as our employees generously give their time, talent, and resources to those in need.
In keeping with our long standing tradition of partnering with the communities in which we work and play, Informatica has teamed up with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada to launch the mentor 2.0 crowdfunding campaign at Informatica World 2015, to be held May 11-15 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In addition to an initial investment, Informatica has pledged to match donations during Informatica World. The online crowdfunding campaign is hosted at graduatevegas.org and is open for public contributions.
Mentor2.0 is an innovative mentoring program, which leverages 21st century technology and tools to reach and engage high school students at risk of not graduating. The program connects them with mentors who have college degrees and the skills to help them complete high school and enroll in advanced education programs. More than 75 percent of high school seniors who participated in mentor2.0 programming graduated on time, and of those graduates, 72 percent enrolled in college. Mentor2.0 was developed by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America using technology from iMentor.
“Clark County, Nevada has among the lowest high school graduation and college attendance rates in the country. Mentor2.0 addresses this concern by providing a network of support and curriculum focusing on college preparedness that has been proven to help increase graduation rates. We have until June 30th to raise $25,000 to launch the first phase of mentor2.0 in a Clark County School District high school,” said Molly Latham, Chief Executive Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada
“Informatica has a passion for giving back to our global community, and we are excited to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada extend its valuable work through its mentor2.0 program,” said Jo Stoner, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Informatica. “We have many customers in the education sector that are successfully using big data and Informatica’s advanced data integration technologies to help increase student engagement and improve educational outcomes. However, regardless of their industry, our customers, partners and employees who will be gathering at Informatica World in Las Vegas understand the difference that support, mentoring and technology can make to these student’s lives and we are proud to be able to make a difference here in Nevada.”
Please join Informatica by donating online at graduatevegas.org for this worthy cause.