Capgemeni and Alief ISD Innovate to Lead STEM Students Through Pandemic


The 4th Annual Alief Impact Week hosted by Capgemini represents another successful JA program delivered this school year! Ernest Alumanah, a Senior Consultant, coordinated the talented team of Capgemini business experts in partnership with Alief ISD and ensured this annual event persevered despite the ongoing pandemic. The traditional JA Job Shadow program pivoted and evolved into a virtual STEM event, with a cadence and timing completely shifted to meet the constraints imposed by COVID. Students from Alief Early College, Elsik High School, Taylor High School and Kerr High School participated in virtual lessons led by a diverse team of business professionals from Capgemini. Volunteers included Business Analysts, Human Resources Managers and Application Managers engaged with students and spoke about their careers in STEM related fields.

Brian Stephenson sums up Capgemini’s impact on his students at Alief Early College , “As an educator I feel primarily responsible not only for the development of my student's academic needs but also for their development as leaders and visionaries in their chosen field of study. Junior Achievement understands that educating the whole student is critical to nurturing the next generation of vision inspired performers (VIPs) and has committed themselves to working hand in hand with our school specifically, and our district broadly, to provide opportunities for our youngsters to take a sneak peek into their future. The team at Capgemini lead the way in setting the standard for an immersion based experience. When Capgemini is on the agenda I can rest knowing my students will hear from a diverse group of professionals from all walks of life, representing varied business units within the company. What makes both the in person and virtual opportunities so powerful is the care each team member puts into their presentation, their live chat responses to student questions and their delightful banter between one another.”

This experience was equally as meaningful for Capgemini volunteers and Ernset Alumanah shared his thoughts on the event, "the impact we make during MLK Day of service is priceless. It reminds me that service to others can make a huge difference and one act of kindness can last generations. We are grateful to partner with Junior Achievement to give back to our communities." Junior Achievement is so thankful to Capgemini and Alief ISD for thier unwavering support and partnership. We’re excited to collaborate with our business partners and schools and continue creating powerful learning experiences for young students no matter what obstacles stand in our way!

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