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NEWSLETTER | October 2016
Centerfield Media gives back!

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Centerfield Media focuses on maintaining a strong company culture through a fun work environment and participation in charitable events. Employees are given a "quarterly charity bonus" to spend on a charity of their choice.  Centerfield invited STEM Advantage to participate in a Charity Fair. During the fair, employees contributed over $4,200 to STEM Advantage! That's almost a full scholarship! Plus Centerfield plans to provide internships and mentors for STEM Advantage Scholars. It's easy to see why Centerfield was honored by the LA Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in 2016. Thank you Centerfield team!  

Skilled Talent from MCS OpenTech Los Angeles
STEM Advantage is a partner in MCS' OpenTech Los Angeles program to source qualified employees to help companies grow their business - with no fee. MCS will pay for job-related Certifications upon hire, reimburse $4000 of the wages paid, and connect companies to additional tax credits (if applicable).  A STEM Advantage Talent Guide features students who will be graduating soon and recent alumni who aspire to be software developers, project managers, business analysts, cybersecurity analysts, website/digital media specialists, IT Help Desk specialists, and data scientists. 

To learn how your company can benefit from this program, MCS is hosting a complimentary luncheon (including parking) at The Grove on November 17. Please contact Joan Samuels to RSVP and learn about OpenTech LA.

STEM Advantage Scholars participate in SoTec

STEM Advantage Scholars attended the Southland Technology conference ("SoTec"), where they helped as room monitors and heard speakers discuss a variety of relevant topics. Lynda Murray-Thomas, Director, IT Solutions, NBCUniversal led a session on the mastery of Project Management. Lynda advocated for the STEM Advantage program as she hosted an intern last summer and has personally mentored several Scholars. 

Photo Left: STEM Advantage Alumna Alena Rose interned and is now an IT Project Coordinator at DIRECTV/AT&T. She participated on a "Hiring Junior Talent" panel with Michelle Rudo (DIRECTV/AT&T and STEM Advantage mentor), Carole Schlocker (STEM Advantage Board) and Alex Godelman (CTO, Cast & Crew).  
Center: Scholars Tom, Amy, Dominique, Osvaldo, Shiniqua, and Zacarie.  Right: Scholars Shawna and Jason, plus STEM Advantage mentor Shawna G.  Not pictured: Scholars Enrique, Adriany, and Leanne. 

For questions and to provide a paid internship(s) next summer, please contact Cindy McKenzie or Lee Ann Kline

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