BOSTON, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian Data Quality, a leading provider of data quality software and services, announces that its Boston-based employees will engage in a day of volunteering with local students in association with Junior Achievement, a global organization working to teach young people skills in financial literacy, work force readiness and entrepreneurship. Tomorrow, employees will volunteer at two local schools, as well as at a session in the Experian Data Quality office.
As part of this volunteer day, Experian® provided a $35,000 grant to support Junior Achievement of Northern New England's JA in A Day and JA Skills to Achieve events. This grant makes it possible to organize student transportation and the curriculum for the day's events, at which Experian Data Quality employees will provide instruction. This support aligns with Experian's goal to spread financial literacy and prepare individuals for financial success. In fact, Experian received the Excellence in Financial Literacy Education award from the Institute for Financial Literacy® for its leadership in financial education.
"Both Junior Achievement and Experian are global organizations with a local footprint who hold similar values. The relationship with Junior Achievement made perfect sense," said Beatriz Santin, vice president of strategy at Experian Data Quality. "Our team has a great deal of business-related experience that can help young people connect to a workplace. We at Experian are excited to share our knowledge with the students and help them better prepare for future success."
Junior Achievement uses age-appropriate lessons to prepare students to succeed in a global economy. Experian employees will be volunteering with students for the full workday, walking the students through lessons focused on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.
"Junior Achievement of Northern New England is truly grateful to Experian for helping to make a difference in the lives of students — our future work force — by providing them with essential life skills," said Kerry Bedard, president of Junior Achievement of Northern New England.
If you would like to learn more about Experian Data Quality's work in the Boston community, please visit https://www.edq.com/about-us/community/.
About Junior Achievement of Northern New England
For the 2014–2015 school year, Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JANNE) implemented 1,560 programs throughout 254 schools and after-school sites, reaching over 38,000 youth through the efforts of 2,289 trained volunteers. Serving students in nine Massachusetts counties and the entire state of New Hampshire, JANNE focuses on impacting "at risk" youth, and reaching optimal students within its territory. All programs are provided at no cost to schools and organizations. JANNE is a non-profit 501(c) 3 charity and is supported by corporations, individuals, foundations and special events.
About Experian Data Quality
Experian Data Quality is a global leader in providing data quality software and services to organizations of all sizes. We help our clients to proactively manage the quality of their data through world-class validation, matching, enrichment and profiling capabilities. With flexible software-as-a-service and on-premise deployment models, Experian Data Quality software allows organizations around the world to truly connect with their customers by delivering intelligent interactions, every time.
Established in 1990, with offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific, Experian Data Quality has more than 13,500 clients worldwide in retail, finance, education, insurance, government, healthcare and other sectors. For more information, visit https://www.edq.com.
We are the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to our clients around the world. We help businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
We also help people to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft. In 2015, we were named by Forbes magazine as one of the "World's Most Innovative Companies."
We employ approximately 17,000 people in 37 countries and our corporate headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.
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