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Cognizant Partners with NPower to Support IT Outreach to Nonprofits

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 6:01 AM

Commitment Extends Cognizant's Support for STEM Education

NEW YORK and TEANECK, N.J., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NPower, a national nonprofit that brings information technology (IT) services to nonprofits and training to young adults, today welcomed Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH), a leading provider of information technology, consulting and business process outsourcing services, as a new National Corporate Underwriter.

Cognizant has made a three-year financial commitment to support NPower across its entire line of services and programs. These include Technology Service Corps that provides IT training and career development to disadvantaged young adults; The Community Corps, which connects skilled corporate IT volunteers with nonprofits in need; and IT Professional Services, which provides nonprofits with a range of managed services and consulting programs.

"Cognizant is a strong proponent of advancing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the U.S. Our partnership with Cognizant undoubtedly will provide a powerful boost to our mission to help young adults build brighter futures through careers in IT as well as supplying IT solutions to nonprofits in need," said Stephanie Cuskley, NPower's CEO.

"We are delighted to have Cognizant, a like-minded organization, join the NPower team," added Michele Trogni, Group Chief Information Officer, UBS, and a Cognizant client, who serves as Treasurer on the NPower board. "With its depth of expertise in cutting-edge technology and its dedication to volunteerism, Cognizant understands the transformative power of technology and will be a hugely valuable addition to the NPower board."

"NPower's programs offer life-changing opportunities for young adults, and address one of the largest unmet needs of nonprofit organizations — IT expertise," said Mark Greenlaw, Vice President, Sustainability and Educational Affairs, Cognizant.


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