Duluth, Georgia    |    June 14, 2018

ACS Group Awards Southwest Dekalb High School Grad with $10,000 Scholarship

ACS Group, a premier provider of IT Consulting, Engineering Consulting, Healthcare, Talent, and Workforce Management Solutions to Fortune 1000 companies globally, has awarded Southwest Dekalb High School Graduate, Aniya Aiken, with a $10,000 educational scholarship.

This scholarship represents ACS Group’s commitment to providing educational opportunities to young women in the Atlanta metro area. Through a partnership with the Atlanta YWCA, ACS Group has been a primary supporter of the Teen Girls in Technology program (TGI Tech) since 2006.

TGI Tech is the YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s initiative to empower girls to explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts/design, and math (STEAM). These types of programs are designed to help overcome barriers and combat stereotypes in these fields through afterschool instruction, college prep workshops, and field trip experiences. TGI Tech provides girls with innovative learning opportunities while helping them to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

Aiken, part of the program since 6th grade, has achieved outstanding academic success throughout her high school career while demonstrating a strong dedication and commitment to her community, will be pursuing a degree in Kinesiology at Delaware State University.

"Aniya is an extremely focused and determined student who is ready to reach out beyond her boundaries and become successful in her journey to achieve her goals. ACS is proud to support her and her vision," said Nita Sardana, VP of Community Outreach and Corporate Giving at ACS Group.

As a provider of leading-edge information technology solutions, ACS Group understands how critical it is to help foster careers in STEAM for young women today, and to help increase the number and diversity of skilled professionals in the workforce.

ACS Group is tremendously proud of the hard-work, dedication and commitment that Aniya has given her education thus far and looks forward to all that she will accomplish in the future. By providing scholarships to the youth of the communities that ACS calls home, they are investing in the future success of these communities and the people, employees and children that live there.

ACS Group is proud to offer this scholarship opportunity and is dedicated to continuing support for the pursuit of higher education.

About ACS Group

ACS Group is a premier provider of IT Consulting, Engineering Consulting, Healthcare, Talent, and Workforce Management Solutions to Fortune 1000 companies globally. ACS Group conducts business through five operating brands – AIC, Analysts, ComforceHealth, HireGenics, and MassGenics – each with a specialized business focus. Our operating brands have provided targeted services and solutions for more than 50 years. ACS Group has grown to over $700 million in revenue with more than 12,000 employees and consultants worldwide. Recognitions include: #1 Largest Minority-Owned IT Staffing Firm in the U.S. and 8th Largest IT Staffing Firm in the U.S. (2017 SIA); Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Diamond Award (2018). ACS Group is a certified MBE organization, and operating brand, HireGenics, is an NMSDC Corporate Plus® member. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ACS Group has offices across the U.S., and an international presence in Canada, India, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Latin America.

About the YWCA of Greater Atlanta

YWCA of Greater Atlanta is a local chapter of YWCA USA and has been a voice for change for women and families in Georgia since its founding at Spelman College in 1902. Our organization's foundation is built upon a history of mobilizing diverse groups of women leaders to identify community problems and advocate for solutions. To effect long-term change, YWCA of Greater Atlanta addresses the needs of women and girls at multiple levels, providing direct services and programs in tandem with awareness-raising and public policy analysis. By focusing on advocacy and social justice, health and safety, and education and economic empowerment, we work to improve the lives of women and girls and their families, and to create safer, healthier, more equitable communities in Georgia.

Visit www.ywcaatlanta.org for more information.