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365 Connect Partners with Electric Girls to Provide Scholarships to Next Generation Technology Leaders

NEW ORLEANS, LA - 365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry, announced today that the company will provide scholarship grants for Electric Girls educational programs. The grants will ensure all girls have the opportunity to become leaders in the technology field, regardless of their family being able to afford furthering their education.

Transforming girls into confident, innovative leaders in technology, Electric Girls provides an array of educational initiatives to its participants. Utilizing several tech products and tools that are interactive, informative, and most importantly, fun, the programs introduce and inspire girls to become the next generation of leaders in the tech industry. Serving girls from ages 5 – 14, the program teaches fundamental skills in electronics, design, computer programming, and fabrication. Blazing the trail with its empowering curriculum, Electric Girls is one of the fastest growing educational platforms in the New Orleans area.

Kerry W. Kirby, founder and CEO 365 Connect stated, “ Nothing is more important than fostering and inspiring our youth to engage in educational programs that will encourage them to build a variety of skills and create a foundation for a successful future. Flor Serna is a true leader in our community, and she has put her heart and soul into creating programs for young girls to not only learn, but to also gain confidence in all of their abilities. We are proud to partner with Electric Girls to make these programs accessible to everyone.”

The 365 Connect scholarship program is already in full motion; the company recently provided fully funded grants for thirty girls from low-income families to attend after-school programs at no cost. In addition, 365 Connect and Electric Girls are working together to bring STEM programs into more schools throughout the region.Remaining true to its Silicon Bayou roots, 365 Connect is one of the largest supporters of Tech-Ed events throughout the city, with the primary focus of promoting equal opportunities to all.

"We are excited to have 365 Connect join us in our mission to develop leadership skills in young girls through their learning of electronics and computer programming,” responded Flor Serna, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Electric Girls. “These scholarships will open the door for more families to be able to send their girls to our summer camps, one-day workshops, and after-school, weekend, and in-school programs. The philanthropic generosity of Kerry and Melinda Kirby demonstrates their continuing commitment to the technology community and the future of our city.”

ABOUT ELECTRIC GIRLS: Electric Girls was founded in 2015 by Flor Serna as a response to her experience as the only female recording engineer at Vital Sounds Recording out of Loyola University. Quickly joined by Maya Ramos, the pair founded Electric Girls to develop leadership skills in young girls through their learning of electronics and computer programming.Electric Girls’ first summer camp consisted of six girls. Now, Electric Girls has served hundreds of girls in the greater New Orleans area through summer camps, after-school partnerships, weekend and in-school programs, and one-day workshops, catering to girls of age ranges 5-14. Learn more at www.ElectricGirls.org

ABOUT 365 CONNECT: 365 Connect was founded in 2003 with an unwavering commitment to transforming how apartment communities market, lease, and retain residents. As a leading provider of award-winning technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry, we deliver a fully-integrated suite of comprehensive solutions that automate marketing, simplify transactions, and serve residents after the lease is signed. 365 Connect allows its clients infinite expansion, robust integrations, and the ability to revolutionize user experiences. Explore: www.365connect.com