SOURCE: Acumen Solutions

November 06, 2007 11:15 ET

Acumen Solutions Announces 3rd Annual Jingle All the Way 10K

Community Event to Raise College Scholarship Funds for Washington, D.C. SEED School Students

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - November 6, 2007) - Acumen Solutions, a leading business and technology consulting firm, invites runners on Sunday, December 9, to tie bells on their laces and get set for serious fun at the third annual Acumen Solutions Jingle All the Way 10K, benefiting The SEED Foundation. This picturesque Washington, D.C. race, which follows the Potomac River and ends near the Jefferson Memorial, has become a mainstay in Acumen Solutions' charitable giving program as a way to encourage healthy lifestyles and to give back to the community.

The SEED Foundation is a national nonprofit that partners with urban communities to provide innovative educational opportunities that prepare underserved students for success in college. The Foundation established an urban boarding school for grades 7 to 12 in southeast D.C. Students not only have the support of the partnership between federal, city and private entities that help fund the school, but also the involvement of their families. Ninety-eight percent of the school's graduates go on to four-year colleges.

JaQuea Moreland is a good example of how students benefit from scholarships such as those provided by Acumen Solutions. She graduated from SEED in 2007 and currently attends Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. Commenting on her SEED School education, JaQuea Moreland said, "I think that going to SEED was one of the greatest choices that I could have made. Through the SEED school I have been able to travel to places that I would have never imagined, from Wyoming, to Africa, to Pennsylvania. Since I was 12 years old, I have always wanted to be a veterinarian and with good luck, support, and persistence, I believe that I have a strong chance at fulfilling my dreams."

"The scholarship students' passion and drive fuels our commitment to have an even more successful event this year. Jingle All the Way 10K is a healthful holiday activity and a great community event," says David Joubran, president and chief executive officer of Acumen Solutions. "The participation of our employees, alumni of the firm, The SEED Foundation, members of the community, and many of our clients make this race a real success story."

The Acumen Solutions Jingle All the Way 10K has raised more than $45,000 in the previous two years to fund scholarships to help Washington SEED students attend college. Last year the race attracted 2,200 registrants and hopes to attract over 3,000 this year. New for 2007 is the designation of the Acumen Solutions Jingle All the Way 10K as the official qualifying race for the 10K distance by the Wirefly National Marathon and Half-Marathon, to be held March 29, 2008.

Race Details

Location: West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C.

The fast, flat 10K course is USATF-certified (DC03003JS) and takes runners along the Potomac River and around the tip of Hains Point in West and East Potomac Parks in Washington, D.C.

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2007

Time: 8:00 AM

Race Fees:

$25 through November 26

$30 November 27 to December 9

For more detailed information and registration: Go to http://www.runwashington.com/other/jaw10klist.html, the official race Web site, or call the race hotline at (301) 871-0400.

About Acumen Solutions, Inc.

Acumen Solutions, Inc., established in 1999, is a proven business and technology consulting firm with offices across the U.S. and in Europe. Our unwavering commitment to unmatched quality and service is supported by our track record with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and other emergent industry leaders in: Communications and Media; Financial Services; Public Sector and Consumer and Commercial Products. Our experience and approach allows us to deliver truly superior solutions in these key areas: Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Data Management, Data Center Solutions, Software Development and Integration, Supplier Relationship Management and Risk Management. Learn more about us by visiting us at: www.acumensolutions.com

About The SEED Foundation:

Building on the success of The SEED School of Washington, D.C., the Foundation seeks to partner with communities in the District of Columbia and around the country to establish additional SEED schools. SEED believes that the opportunities provided by a boarding school can offer many urban families the supportive learning environment that children need to achieve their potential. By working with educational, business and political leaders in major cities, SEED's local expansion teams develop a college prep boarding school that meets the needs of each city or state and its most underserved families. For more information visit: http://www.seedfoundation.com

Contact Information

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