American CyberSystems (ACS) announced today that as part of its ACS Giving Program, two outstanding female high school graduates in the YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s Teen Girls in Technology (TGI Tech) program have each received a $10,000 college scholarship to assist in covering the cost of books and educational expenses. American CyberSystems helped to create and has been a strong proponent of the TGI Tech program since 2006.
Nita Sardana, a faithful volunteer, mentor, supporter and the wife of American CyberSystems’ CEO, Raj Sardana, has long taken a personal interest in the YWCA’s TGI Tech program. “Encouraging and inspiring local young women to enter the technology field is a way for ACS to invest in the future of Atlanta,” said Mrs. Sardana. “It’s been a rewarding experience for us to support such a worthy cause and make a difference in the lives of so many deserving youths. It has also brought a sense of responsibility to my own daughters as they remain actively involved in the program.”
“We are very proud to be the recipient of such generosity for so many years,” said Judy Brown-Fears, TGI Tech program director. “Mrs. Sardana has been a guardian angel to us and has stepped in so many times to ensure the young women in our program have the resources to explore advanced opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math.”
American CyberSystems has been an Atlanta-based company since 1998. In the past year, ACS and its workforce management subsidiary, HireGenics, have experienced explosive growth, nearly doubling in revenue to over $190 million. Currently, some 2,500 employees/contractors service the companies’ customers on a global basis.
American CyberSystems originally planned to offer one $5,000 scholarship to a high school graduate. However, due to the overwhelming number of entries and inspirational essays, the company decided to give two scholarships and increase the amount given.
The two scholarship winners will attend Agnes Scott College and the University of Georgia, respectively.
About American CyberSystems, Inc.
Founded in 1998, American CyberSystems, Inc. is a global information technology services company, offering IT consulting and staffing services, systems integration and business solutions to organizations in a variety of industries. Through its extensive resource pool and global recruitment centers, ACS offers unparalleled expertise in delivering solutions for Fortune 1000 companies worldwide. ACS works in partnership with clients to understand their challenges, share their vision, and deliver mission-specific solutions. For more information about American CyberSystems, please visit www.acsicorp.com.
About HireGenics, Inc.
HireGenics creates enterprise value through de-risking and re-balancing the customer’s workforce. HireGenics provides automated payroll services to assure compliance, VMS services to optimize the contingent labor process, and services procurement strategies that effectively manage deliverable-based projects or services spend. Through extensive workforce management expertise, HireGenics delivers high quality, process-based services at a faster pace while making them cost less for our customers. For more information about HireGenics, please visit www.hiregenics.com.
About Teen Girls in Technology (TGI Tech)
TGI Tech seeks to increase girls’ interest, confidence and competence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) by helping young women (ages 12-18) overcome barriers and stereotypes in these areas. The program provides girls with innovative learning opportunities while helping them to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. TGI Tech prepares young women to enter a world of non-traditional, STEM-related careers such as engineering, oceanography, computer science and biotechnology. The program also links girls to successful women in STEM professions for mentoring and encouragement.
About YWCA of Greater Atlanta
YWCA of Greater Atlanta is a not-for-profit organization that provides social services, advocacy, education and leadership development. It is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Established on the Spelman College campus in 1902, the YWCA of Greater Atlanta has seven key programs: Women in Transition, Teen Girls in Technology, Early Learning Academy, After School Learning Academy, EncorePlus, Stand Against Racism and Empowered Youth Entertainment. It is a member of World YWCA, which is comprised of YWCAs in 106 countries around the globe. Visit www.ywcaatlanta.org.