(June 19, 2015) WHAT: Capital One Bank associates are volunteering their time at Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School’s summer camp this Monday. The associates will help 60 female students build hovercrafts and catapults during their STEM summer camp.
With Capital One Bank’s support, these young women will gain exposure to science, technology, math and engineering education to help develop skills and prepare them for future STEM jobs. Over the past decade, STEM jobs have grown at three times the pace of non-STEM jobs, but female students tend to lose interest in the STEM pipeline during middle and high school. Given that jobs requiring STEM skills will continue to increase, it is crucial for these young women to have exposure to STEM learning during their formative years.
WHEN: Monday, June 22 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
WHO: Rick Rodman, Senior Vice President of Capital One Bank will be present and available for interviews
WHERE: Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
1718 Robert B. Cullum Boulevard
Dallas, Texas 75210
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., had $210.4 billion in deposits and $306.2 billion in total assets as of March 31, 2015. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has branches located primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “COF” and is included in the S&P 100 index.
About Young Women’s Preparatory Network:
Young Women’s Prep (YWPN) provides funding and other resources to seven all-girls’ public schools in Texas, in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Houston, Lubbock, and San Antonio, working in close collaboration in each community with the public school district. Total enrollment as of last school year was 4,100 students in 6th through 12th grades.
Each YWPN school features a STEM-focused curriculum and is largely attended by disadvantaged students who are second-generation immigrants. The programs also focus on leadership development, college readiness and wellness life skills. Additionally, each school serves as a laboratory example of an innovative public-private education model that results in high student achievement. In 2014, all of the network schools that have been open long enough to have a senior class—146 young women—graduated 100% of their students, who earned a collective $15.8 million in scholarships. Each student was accepted into a four-year college or university. More information can be found at http://youngwomensprep.org/.
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Claire Butterworth Charhon