5 SATURDAYS COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF ORANGE CENTRAL COAST ANNOUNCED

5 SATURDAYS COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF ORANGE CENTRAL COAST ANNOUNCED

Empowering Our Students Future with Technology and Agility Skills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…March 01, 2018…COSTA MESA, CALIF….5 Saturdays is pleased to announce a collaborative partnership to share the Job Readiness and Effective Communications workshop with the Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast (BGC Central OC).  Five BGC Central OC Team Leaders received training in the 5 Saturdays curriculum and were able to successfully lead a 5 Saturdays workshop in December 2017.  The Team Leaders provided learning experiences at the Santa Ana, California center to 15 high school students, who learned job readiness, resume writing, effective communications and interviewing skills.  The workshop is designed to provide learning experiences to high school students in agile life skills that include creative and critical thinking to plan and develop a resume to find a job.

Elizabeth Aguilar, BGC Central OC Chief Operating Officer said…“The 5 Saturdays pilot workshops held at our Teen Center in Santa Ana were successful in engaging students in the content and providing a hands-on experience.  Many of the students who attended the workshops said they had gone through similar workshops at school but preferred the format of the 5 Saturdays workshops because they felt the material was made more clear, interactive, and less boring than what they had previously experienced.  We are excited to be able to do more pilot workshops from the 5 Saturdays program, and we hope to eventually replicate the model at our Santa Ana Club as well.”

Tammy Hawkins, Experis U.S. Managing Director stated, “Sharing the 5 Saturday’s program content and training with the Boys & Girls Club leaders and teachers was an invaluable experience. Their desire to gain useful and meaningful materials for their students was evident in their questions and engagement. Because they needed our content to pertain to their students, they challenged us to customize our workshop to fit their needs; it was a powerful and humbling experience to work with individuals who are so passionate and dedicated to their profession.”

Robbie Smith, a BSA and PM at Thales Avionics shared, “It was a great experience training the Boys & Girls facilitators.  It was an interactive workshop that engaged the student facilitators and allowed them to ask excellent questions.  They were eager to learn how to bring the 5 Saturdays content to elementary, middle & high school students.  It was very rewarding to see the progress that each facilitator made by the end of the workshop.”

Dr. Dave Cornelius, founder of 5 Saturdays stated “We are committed to exposing students to Agile and Scrum life principles, as well as technology skills. 5 Saturdays wants students to build personal confidence and succeed, so we focus on enabling students to discover and use their individual power and leadership skills. It is exciting to see students take ownership for lifelong learning.  Helping high school students acquire life skills early is a fundamental value of the 5 Saturdays program.”

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast (BGC Central OC) has been a cornerstone of the Costa Mesa, Irvine, Newport Beach, Orange, and Santa Ana communities since its founding. Since 1941, we have provided strategic programming, safe space, and quality mentoring to over 100,000 youth with the skills they need to graduate high school, pursue higher education, and join the workforce, building a foundation to live meaningful, productive lives. Today, we pride ourselves in being recognized by BGC America as one of the most innovative Clubs in the nation, particularly with our IMPACT Model. While there are many youth-serving organizations in Orange County, none provide youth with the breadth of academic, fitness, and enrichment activities as BGC Central OC. Rather, our Club serves as a complement to other youth programming. We are very proactive in fostering relationships with similarly-minded nonprofits to best serve youth and their families. All of BGC Central OC’s activities, whether at the Club, at a school, or out in the community, are designed to empower youth and build up protective family and community factors that reduce risks and increase likelihood of positive outcomes. Our mission is: To ensure every child has mentors and champions in life. For more information, please call 714-543-5540 or visit BoysandGirlsClub.com.

 

About 5 Saturdays

Started in 2013, Costa Mesa-based 5 Saturdays focuses on opening the door for underserved students to a career in information technology and business. Students learn in a collaborative and project-based environment and are exposed to concepts such as Kanban and user stories that they can use right away to tackle homework or community service activities, and in the future as they move on to college and a career. Teaching is done by industry professionals, coaches, and trainers, who donate their time and serve as learning facilitators. For more information, visit 5Saturdays.org.

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5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION NON-PROFIT APPOINTS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBER – STEVEN TREACY

5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION NON-PROFIT APPOINTS

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBER

Group Provides Learning Experiences in Agile & Scrum Principles to High School Students 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…Feb. 26, 2018…COSTA MESA, CALIF….5 Saturdays, an innovative Orange County, California based education program focused on opening the door for high school students to a career in information technology and business, today announced that Steven Treacy, an experienced information technology professional leader, has joined its Leadership Council.

Steve Treacy, Principal Engineer for Workflow, General Electric, Milwaukee, WI., will join other Leadership Council members to provide input on the strategic direction and performance of the 5 Saturdays program. He will also spearhead 5 Saturdays initiatives in Wisconsin.

Steve is passionate about providing innovative learning platforms to all demographics. “I am honored and humbled to be offered an opportunity to leverage my technology knowledge, relationships, and experiences for the 5 Saturdays program,” he said. “I can’t think of a more impactful way to bring knowledge to those who are seeking it.”

5 Saturdays founder and Managing Director Dave Cornelius, DM, said, “We are pleased to have Steve join our Leadership Council. His significant experience in IT product development, as well as his passion about science and technology and giving back to the community make Steve a perfect fit.”

About 5 Saturdays

5 Saturdays, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., supports non-profits and other organizations with collaborative and project-based education outreach initiatives in local communities. Using a curriculum created by founder Dr. Dave Cornelius, volunteer professionals mentor students and expose students to a career in technology and business, as well as teach them agile life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, effective communications, and Agility using Scrum and Kanban. Visit 5Saturdays.org for more information.

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EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPLETE 5 SATURDAYS SUMMER AGILE & TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP

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Dave Cornelius, DM, 5 Saturdays

DrDave@5Saturdays.org

EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPLETE

5 SATURDAYS SUMMER AGILE & TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…August 03, 2017…COSTA MESA, CALIF….Students from Early College High School recently completed the 5 Saturdays workshop, which introduced them to Agile principles, lean business, and technology, including skills to develop mobile applications. This is the second year that students from Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s Early College High School participated in the program.

As part of the summer workshop, students also learned about innovation, as well as job readiness, resume writing, and effective communications/interviewing skills. Twenty students earned Agility Team Leader certifications and community service hours for their participation.

Dr. David Martinez, principal at Early College High School, said the innovative 5 Saturdays program is invaluable for students. “We want to help students dream big and explore science, technology, engineering, Agile, and math as future careers paths,” Dr. Martinez said. “This program shows students that they can do just about anything with the right learning experiences, skills, and way of thinking.”

“We are delighted to have concluded our second summer workshop with students from Early College High School. Dr. Dave Martinez is a wonderful partner, and we appreciate working collaboratively with him and the students to achieve the best possible results,” said Dr. Dave Cornelius, founder of 5 Saturdays. “We are committed to exposing students to Agile and Scrum life principles, as well as technology skills. 5 Saturdays wants students to build personal confidence and succeed, so we focus on having students discover and use their individual power and leadership skills. It is exciting to see students take ownership for lifelong learning.

“In addition, 5 Saturdays extends heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our 2017 program sponsors, including Scrum Alliance, Agile Alliance, Experis, Technossus, Neudesic, and KnolShare.org. Their support helps guarantee success for students and opens doors for students interested in information technology and business careers,” Dr. Cornelius said.

Also as part of the 5 Saturdays summer workshop, Urmila Menon, Vice President, Client Technology at Allied Universal, shared about the technology journey in mobile applications, and Al Brown, Vice President, Engineering at Veritone, Inc., discussed his experience in big data and artificial intelligence. Nineteen industry professionals volunteered as learning facilitators and received the Agility Leadership certificate of completion.

In other news, 5 Saturdays announced that:

  • Innovation and lean business start-up workshop, as well as programs focused on mobile application development were delivered this year.
  • Michele Marshall has joined the 5 Saturdays Leadership Council. Marshall is Managing Director in Northern California for Experis, a ManpowerGroup Company, leading a team responsible for delivering workforce solutions that solve technology based business objectives.
  • The first 5 Saturdays scholarship were offered to Valeria Cruz and Fatima Santiago. The two Estancia High School graduates attended the 5 Saturdays program three years in a row.

 

About 5 Saturdays

Started in 2013, Costa Mesa-based 5 Saturdays focuses on opening the door for underserved students to a career in information technology and business. Students learn in a collaborative and project-based environment, and are exposed to concepts such as Kanban and user stories that they can use right away to tackle homework or community service activities, and in the future as they move on to college and a career. Teaching is done by industry professionals, coaches, and trainers, who donate their time and serve as learning facilitators. For more information, visit 5Saturdays.org.

 

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5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION GROUP NAMES KEITH MONTGOMERY TO LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION GROUP NAMES KEITH MONTGOMERY TO

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Nonprofit Program Teaches High School & College Students

 Technology & Business Skills

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…OCT. 17, 2016…COSTA MESA, CALIF….5 Saturdays, an education program focused on teaching students technology, business, and job readiness skills, as well as Agile and Scrum principles, today announced that Keith Montgomery has joined its Leadership Council.

Montgomery, a principal consultant at CyberOi, has extensive experience helping businesses solve problems, transform project management practices, and build high-performing teams using Agile and Lean principles. Keith has planned and executed several strategic business transformations, company turnarounds, division reorganizations, business operations, and performance improvements globally, with clients including McGraw-Hill Companies, Avery Dennison Corporation, and Robert Half International.

Keith also passionately supports the evolution of an inclusive educational system that brings people together to solve the world’s greatest problems and maladies. He has served as a certified Agile facilitator and leader for 5 Saturdays since July 2015. As part of the Leadership Council, he will help the organization as it expands its course offerings to high school and college students.

“After serving as a facilitator over the past two years, I have seen first-hand the impact of the 5 Saturdays’ workshops on students,” Montgomery said. “I am excited to share my Agile and Lean expertise with the Leadership Council as we expand our influence to college students and beyond. My goal is to set students on a successful pathway using the academic, personal, and leadership skills needed to achieve great things.”

5 Saturdays founder Dave Cornelius, DM, said, “I am pleased that Keith will be continuing his important work as part of our Leadership Council. He has significant experience working with project management, Agile, Lean, and other methods to transform organizations, and he is passionate about helping student learn and employ these skills now and in the future. We are honored that Keith has taken on a strategic role with our organization and expect him to have a significant impact on our future success.”

About 5 Saturdays

5 Saturdays, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., supports non-profits and other organizations with collaborative and project-based education outreach initiatives in local communities. Using a curriculum created by founder Dr. Dave Cornelius, volunteer professionals mentor students and expose them to a career in technology and business, as well as teach them life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, effective communications, and Agility using Scrum and Kanban. For information, please visit 5Saturdays.org.

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COSTA MESA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPLETE 5 SATURDAYS SUMMER WORKSHOP – August 8, 2016

COSTA MESA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPLETE

5 SATURDAYS SUMMER WORKSHOP

Teenagers Learned Agility, Website Development & Job Readiness Skills

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…August 8, 2016…COSTA MESA, CALIF….Nine students from Early College High School and Estancia High School recently completed the 5 Saturdays workshop in Costa Mesa, which introduced them to Agile principles and technology, such as WordPress to create websites. Resume writing and interviewing skills also were covered during the workshop, which was free to students and met for five consecutive Saturdays.

 

Students made presentations on the last day of the workshop, August 6, and unveiled their websites, which focused on Pokémon, fashion, and skateboards. Students earned Associate Agility Team Leader certifications, as well as community service hours for their participation. Two high school students, who had participated last year, earned Agility Team Leader certification this summer.

 

Dr. David Martinez, principal at Early College High School, said the 5 Saturdays program is an invaluable supplement to the school’s curriculum. “I am proud of the students for taking on this program and furthering themselves as individuals,” Dr. Martinez said. “The biggest investment they will make in their lives is in themselves, and the 5 Saturdays program will help them expand and grow towards that end.”

 

“We are pleased to have completed another workshop with students from Early College High School and Estancia High School,” said Dr. Dave Cornelius, founder of 5 Saturdays. “We are passionate about investing in the next generation and teaching them Agile and Scrum skills, as well as exposing them to technology,” Dr. Cornelius said. “But students also need to be able to write a resume and be prepared for interviews, so we include job readiness skills to help them succeed. Also, I am proud to say that this year we had two returning students who wanted to continue to learn, but also wanted to share their experiences with their peers. That says a lot about how the students value their participation and experiences.”

 

Dr. Cornelius also noted that two elementary school students joined the workshop with their parents, whom served as learning facilitators. “The elementary students who attended responded very well to the material and easily assimilated with the older students. They especially liked the website development instruction. Their experiences showed us that the 5 Saturdays program can be updated to reach younger students with great success. We look forward to exploring that new pathway.”

 

About 5 Saturdays

Started in 2013, 5 Saturdays focuses on opening the door for underserved students to a career in information technology and business. Students learn in a collaborative and project-based environment, and are exposed to concepts such as Kanban and user stories that they can use right away to tackle homework or community service activities, and in the future as they move on to college and a career. Teaching is done by industry professionals, coaches, and trainers, who donate their time and serve as learning facilitators. Sponsors for the 2016 include Agile Alliance, Scrum Alliance, Project Insight, and KnolShare.org. Based in Costa Mesa, 5 Saturdays plans to expand workshops to Los Angeles and San Diego. For information, visit 5Saturdays.org.

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AGILE ALLIANCE CONTINUES SUPPORT OF 5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION NONPROFIT

AGILE ALLIANCE CONTINUES SUPPORT OF 5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION NONPROFIT

Sponsorship Allows Program to Engage & Inspire Students Learning Agile Skills

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…April 19, 2016…COSTA MESA, CALIF….5 Saturdays, an education program focused on empowering students through Agility and innovation, today announced that Agile Alliance, an international nonprofit committed to advancing Agile principles and practices in software development, has renewed its support of the program for 2016.

The Agile Alliance sponsorship will be used by 5 Saturdays to support student workshops in Orange and Los Angeles counties in the summer of 2016, as well as online and in-person training of volunteer professionals who facilitate the student workshops.

“The goals of 5 Saturdays align perfectly with Agile Alliance,” said Phil Brock, managing director of the Agile Alliance. “We are committed to advancing Agile principles and support 5 Saturdays’ efforts to teach students Agile practices as well as educate them about technology and business skills. The cornerstone of Agile is community, so we also are committed to training facilitators who play a key role in implementing the 5 Saturdays student workshops in their local areas.”

Dave Cornelius, DM, 5 Saturdays founder, said, “Support from Agile Alliance will allow us to expand student workshops in Orange and Los Angeles counties. We are committed to impacting the lives of the underserved by teaching technology and business skills, while exposing them to Agile and Scrum principles. We appreciate the investment in our program from the Agile Alliance and look forward to continuing our efforts through this significant contribution.”

 

About Agile Alliance

Agile Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development as outlined in the Agile Manifesto. With more than 22,000 members and subscribers around the globe, Agile Alliance is driven by the principles of Agile methodologies and the value delivered to developers, organizations, and end users. Agile Alliance organizes and supports events to bring the Agile community together on a global scale. For more information, visit agilealliance.org.

About 5 Saturdays

5 Saturdays, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., supports nonprofits and other organizations with collaborative and project-based education outreach initiatives in local communities. Using a curriculum created by founder Dr. Dave Cornelius, volunteer professionals mentor students and expose them to a career in technology and business, as well as teach them life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, effective communications, and Agility using Scrum and Kanban. Visit 5Saturdays.org for more information.

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SCRUM ALLIANCE SPONSORS 5 SATURDAYS 2016 EDUCATION PROGRAMS

SCRUM ALLIANCE SPONSORS 5 SATURDAYS 2016 EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Ongoing Support Will Help Expand Student Workshops on Agile & Scrum Methods

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…April 11, 2016…COSTA MESA, CALIF….5 Saturdays, an education program focused on teaching students Agile and Scrum principles, as well technology and business skills, today announced that it has received a second year of sponsorship from Scrum Alliance, the largest, most established and influential professional membership organization and certifying body in the Agile community.

The funds from Scrum Alliance will be used by 5 Saturdays in 2016 to expand workshops for underserved high school students in Southern California, launch its scholarship program, and train additional volunteer professionals who facilitate student instruction.

5 Saturdays founder Dave Cornelius, DM, said the continued sponsorship from Scrum Alliance is important validation for the education program. “We are grateful that Scrum Alliance has sponsored 5 Saturdays for a second year. Our goal is to empower students by exposing them to Agile and Scrum methods, along with technology and business skills. These are lessons students will take forward into college and their careers. We are pleased to receive this support as we launch the next chapter of growth and transformation for 5 Saturdays.”

“Scrum Alliance is pleased to offer ongoing support to 5 Saturdays,” said Manny Gonzalez, CEO for Scrum Alliance. “We are committed to supporting Scrum in the communities we serve, and know the value of teaching students Scrum principles, which can favorably impact their studies and play an important role in their career paths. We believe in this exciting program and the ability of 5 Saturdays to inspire our future business leaders.”

 

About Scrum Alliance

Founded in 2001, Scrum Alliance is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community. Scrum Alliance is a nonprofit association with more than 450,000 certified practitioners worldwide. Its vision is to “Transform the World of Work” with a mission to guide and inspire individuals, leaders, and organizations with practices, principles, and values that create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable. Scrum is at the foundation of all its products, services, and solutions. For more information, please visit scrumalliance.org.

About 5 Saturdays

5 Saturdays, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., supports non-profits and other organizations with collaborative and project-based education outreach initiatives in local communities. Using a curriculum created by founder Dr. Dave Cornelius, volunteer professionals mentor students and expose them to a career in technology and business, as well as teach them life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, effective communications, and agility using Scrum and Kanban. Visit 5Saturdays.org for more information.

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5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION NONPROFIT ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP FROM SOFTWARE PROVIDER PROJECT INSIGHT

5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION NONPROFIT ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP FROM SOFTWARE PROVIDER PROJECT INSIGHT

Funds Will Support Expanded Student Workshops in LA & Orange Counties

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…April 7, 2016…COSTA MESA, CALIF….5 Saturdays, an education program focused on empowering students through Agility and innovation, today announced that Project Insight, a leading project and portfolio management software provider, will sponsor the 5 Saturdays summer program for 2016.

Funds from Project Insight will help 5 Saturdays expand its students workshops in Southern California, launch its scholarship program, and provide online and in-person training of volunteer professionals who facilitate student education.

Dave Cornelius, DM, 5 Saturdays’ founder, said, “We pleased that Project Insight is sponsoring our 2016 program, as we add workshops. We believe that students will be empowered now and in the future by learning lean and Agile principles and adopting Agile practices. We look forward to a successful launch in Los Angeles and a second year in Costa Mesa, and appreciate the commitment made by Project Insight on behalf of our education initiatives.”

“Project Insight is proud to sponsor 5 Saturdays and its innovative education program focused on empowering students through Agility and technology,” stated Cynthia West, vice president sales and marketing, Project Insight. “We are committed to helping students learn the skills needed to become the technology leaders of our future, and value the work of Dr. Cornelius and his 5 Saturdays team.”

 

About Project Insight

Project Insight is the leading web-based project management software for the mid-market developed by Metafuse, Inc. It brings project and management teams together to collaborate on projects in real-time, whether across the globe or street. Project Insight software solutions and project management services help organizations operate more efficiently and productively. This combined with responsive customer service is what makes Project Insight the best provider of online project management software in the market. Project Insight is based in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit projectinsight.net.

About 5 Saturdays

5 Saturdays, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., supports nonprofits and other organizations with collaborative and project-based education outreach initiatives in local communities. Using a curriculum created by founder Dr. Dave Cornelius, volunteer professionals mentor students and expose them to a career in technology and business, as well as teach them life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, effective communications, and Agility using Scrum and Kanban. Visit 5Saturdays.org for more information.

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5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION GROUP NAMES EXECUTIVE JAMES WRIGHT TO LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION GROUP NAMES EXECUTIVE JAMES WRIGHT TO LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Nonprofit Program Teaches High School Students Technology & Business Skills

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…March 23, 2016…COSTA MESA, CALIF….5 Saturdays, an education program focused on teaching students technology and business skills, as well as Agile and Scrum principles, today announced that executive James Wright has joined its Leadership Council and will oversee marketing activities for the nonprofit.

Wright, currently the principal consultant at Go Time Agile, has extensive marketing experience using Agile principles. He has led product management, marketing, sales, engineering, business development, and operations functions in several industries, including enterprise software, computer storage, networking, test and measurement equipment, consumer electronics, and alternative fuels and energy products at a variety of large public and small private companies. Wright also devotes time to his community, and has served as a volunteer for more than 30 years with the Boy Scouts and church youth groups.

“I am thrilled to bring my depth of experience with marketing using Agile principles to 5 Saturdays and support its commitment to opening the door for students to careers in information technology and business,” Wright said. “I am committed to helping students acquire the academic, personal, and leadership skills they will need to be successful upon graduation.”

5 Saturdays founder Dave Cornelius, DM, said, “We are excited to welcome James to this new marketing role, and look forward to his teamwork spirit and collaboration as we expand our program teaching students technology and business skills, Agile and Scrum principles, and important life lessons that are transferable to high school, college, and work activities.”

 

About 5 Saturdays

5 Saturdays, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., supports non-profits and other organizations with collaborative and project-based education outreach initiatives in local communities. Using a curriculum created by founder Dr. Dave Cornelius, volunteer professionals mentor students and expose them to a career in technology and business, as well as teach them life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, effective communications, and Agility using Scrum and Kanban. For more information, please visit 5Saturdays.org.

 

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5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION NON-PROFIT APPOINTS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBER

5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION NON-PROFIT APPOINTS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBER

Group Teaches Agile & Scrum Principles to High School Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…Feb. 17, 2016…COSTA MESA, CALIF….5 Saturdays, an innovative Orange County-based education program focused on opening the door for students to a career in information technology and business, today announced that Tammy Hawkins, an experienced information technology staffing industry executive, has joined its Leadership Council.

Tammy Hawkins, Vice President, Southern California with Optomi, will join other Leadership Council members to provide input on the strategic direction and performance of the 5 Saturdays program. She also will spearhead fundraising and alliance partnership efforts.

Ms. Hawkins, who has been involved in numerous volunteer efforts in Southern California, is passionate about helping efforts that support providing innovative learning platforms to all demographics. “I am honored and humbled to be offered an opportunity to leverage my market knowledge, relationships, and experience to the 5 Saturdays program,” she said. “I can’t think of a more impactful way to bring knowledge to those who are seeking it.”

5 Saturdays Principal Dave Cornelius, DM, said, “We are pleased to have Tammy join our Leadership Council. Her significant experience in IT staffing and services, as well as her passion about science and technology and giving back to the community make Tammy a perfect fit. Most recently, she has been involved with Women in Technology International’s Orange County chapter and SoTeC, and we are lucky to have her energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge as we embark on our second year of student workshops focused on computer programming and Agile and Scrum principles in Orange and Los Angeles counties.”

About 5 Saturdays

5 Saturdays, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., supports non-profits and other organizations with collaborative and project-based education outreach initiatives in local communities. Using a curriculum created by founder Dr. Dave Cornelius, volunteer professionals mentor students and expose them to a career in technology and business, as well as teach them life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, effective communications, and Agility using Scrum and Kanban. Visit 5Saturdays.org for more information.

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