2013 PSG Diversity Scholarship Winner is Announced at NEHRA Gala

PSG is proud to sponsor the annual Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) Diversity & Inclusion Gala, which was held last Thursday, April 18. At this year’s Gala, PSG presented Boston student David Castillo with a $3,000 scholarship. Castillo is currently a student at Boston Arts Academy. He plans to attend Boston University next year.

PSG also co-chairs the NEHRA Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which is committed to educating members to the different dimensions of diversity that reflect the extraordinary differences found in today’s workplace. The Diversity Committee selected Castillo and the winner of another NEHRA scholarship, Taylor Robinson, who are both shown in this photo with PSG President Aaron Green. Taylor Robinson is the recipient of NEHRA’s Norma Kornegay Clarke Scholarship.

 NEHRA’s 2013 Annual Diversity & Inclusion Awards Gala reflects and celebrates the power of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Keynote speakers shared stories of triumph and challenge; high school scholarship winners inspired faith in the future; and colleagues from across the region networked with one another. Research continues to demonstrate that workplaces that harness and leverage the unique differences and similarities within its employees will not only be great places to work but the positive impact on business goals will be enhanced and strengthened.

PSG President Aaron Green with David Castillo, winner of the PSG Diversity Scholarship, and Taylor Robinson, winner of the Norma Kornegay Clarke Scholarship

PSG President Aaron Green with David Castillo, winner of the PSG Diversity Scholarship, and Taylor Robinson, winner of the Norma Kornegay Clarke Scholarship

PSG Sponsors Future Leader Award at NAAAP Gala

At last week’s National Association of Asian American Professionals Boston Scholarship Gala, PSG staff presented the Professional Staffing Group Future Leader Award and $3,000 scholarship to Sreeja Kalapurakkel.

Sreeja is graduating from the Boston Latin School and will be attending Harvard University as a pre-med student this fall. At Boston Latin School, she served as the co-president of STAND for Human Rights, an organization focused on international human rights and co-founded the Desi Society, a South Asian cultural organization. She is also an avid performer of Indian classical dance and has performed at various venues throughout Massachusetts. Sreeja has a genuine passion in connecting with, and sharing with others, her Indian heritage. The scholarship committee believes, that with her intelligence, maturity, and compassion, Sreeja will emerge as a successful leader in the medical field and will one day achieve her dream of opening a clinic in an impoverished third world country.

The purpose of the NAAAP Boston Future Leader Award is to recognize and reward outstanding Asian American high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership qualities in and out of the classroom.  Started in 1987, NAAAP Boston is pan-Asian American professional organization that promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields through professional development, community service and social events. It has about 400 members.

Pictured in photo: Sreeja Kalapurakkel, PSG Future Leader Award recipient, with PSG staff members Brian Sohns, Whitney Geden, Elizabeth Walker, Frank Gentile, Lauren O’Brien, Jessica Salerno Incerto, Sean Pulera and Marcel Escaler

Pictured in photo: Sreeja Kalapurakkel, PSG Future Leader Award recipient, with PSG staff members Brian Sohns, Whitney Geden, Elizabeth Walker, Frank Gentile, Lauren O’Brien, Jessica Salerno Incerto, Sean Pulera and Marcel Escaler

PSG Gives Diversity Scholarships, Internships to Boston High School Students

PSG recently funded and presented scholarships to two deserving students at the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) 2012 Diversity & Inclusion Dinner held last Thursday, March 15.

At this year’s Diversity & Inclusion Dinner, PSG President Aaron Green presented two students, Ayana Green from the John D. O’Bryant School and Ashley Pirone from Madison Park High, with Norma Kornegay Clarke Diversity Scholarships. In addition, Green and Pirone are receiving paid internships with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (a PSG client) and Suffolk University.

“Diverse workforces benefit employees, businesses, customers and communities. As a Boston employer PSG is committed to developing talent for a diverse workforce and we’re pleased to present these scholarships to Ayana and Ashley, who both demonstrate academic responsibility, perform community service, offer helping hands to fellow students and promote harmony among diverse groups,” said Aaron Green, president of PSG and co-chair of the NEHRA Diversity Committee.

NEHRA’s Annual Diversity and Inclusion Dinner celebrates the power of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Research continues to demonstrate that workplaces that harness and leverage the unique differences and similarities within its employees will not only be great places to work but the positive impact on business goals will be enhanced and strengthened.

Pictured are: Michael James, Ashley Pirone, Ayana Green, Aaron Green. Photo courtesy of David Fox Photography

Pictured are: Michael James, Ashley Pirone, Ayana Green, Aaron Green. Photo courtesy of David Fox Photography