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Galileo Announces 2019 Spark Innovation Scholarship Winners

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Three university students who are aspiring educators have been awarded Galileo's 2019 Spark Innovation Scholarship. Each winning student will receive $1000 to apply to their own educational endeavors. This year's winners are Jessica Cheng (University of California, Berkeley), Leah Nadir (Scripps College) and Cloey Stump (University of Redlands).

The scholarship application was available to all undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in education in California or Illinois, the states where Galileo operates its summer education programs. One hundred thirty students from 55 colleges and universities submitted essays of 500-750 words reflecting on how they plan to inspire kids to become innovators and how their current experience impacts or supports their future goals.

"Innovators are not born of rote memorization and blind obedience; they arise from the opportunity to draw from what they know, and to engage what those around them know as well...The classroom must be viewed as a team in which every member, students and teacher alike, has both something to teach and something to learn. When learning is a collaborative effort, students can develop the sense of confidence, ownership, and openness that true innovators bring to everything they do," wrote Nadir in her winning essay.

Galileo, which hires and trains nearly 1500 college students annually (and close to 3,000 staff total) to work with its programs each summer, began the Spark Innovation Scholarship in 2018 as a new way to support future educators who believe that- in order for students to have a competitive advantage and add true value to the global community of the future- innovation must be at the forefront of education. Galileo plans to continue awarding Spark Innovation Scholarships in the fall of 2020 and encourages all college students to apply.

"As an organization, we're honored to support educators of tomorrow who are ready to make an impact. As an individual, I was humbled to review all of the incredible essays - concrete outlines of each person's experience thus far, as well as a clear vision for how they plan to bring tools of innovation to students for years to come," says Viva Asmelash, and Associate Director of People Operations at Galileo, and an essay reviewer.

Learn more about the Spark Innovation Scholarship at: https://galileo-camps.com/jobs/blog/the-galileo-spark-innovation-scholarship-is-back/

About Galileo

Galileo operates 70+ summer camps throughout California and Illinois where more than 70,000 kids and almost 3,000 staff will invent, design, create and play in summer 2020. Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. Founded in 2002 by Glen Tripp, Galileo is a certified B Corp, and was also named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in 2017.

For more information visit: https://galileo-camps.com/why-galileo/our-mission/

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Galileo Learning Names New VP of Marketing, Nerissa Sardi

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Galileo Learning, one of America's largest and fastest-growing summer day camp providers, has named Nerissa Sardi its new Vice President of Marketing.

In her tenured marketing career, Sardi has demonstrated ingenuity and expertise. Having gained early career momentum with Bay Area based brands like Upwork, eBay, and Thomson Reuters, Sardi continued on her professional path as Vice President of Marketing & Business Development for MedSpring Urgent Care, then later at Medici, both based in Austin.

Sardi's skill-set includes multiple facets of an ever-changing marketing landscape including branding, public relations, thought leadership, events, channel & product marketing, digital and social media marketing, sponsorships and demand generation & business development.

She's also a two-time CMO Award finalist in the well-respected President's Circle category.

"We're thrilled to have Nerissa join our team," says Chris Goetz, Galileo COO. "She brings an incredible blend of fierce storytelling as a marketer, as well as direct experience with our brand as a customer. We're excited for her to help lead us into Galileo's next round of growth."

"I'm delighted to join this brand beloved by so many, and looking forward to contributing my experience to expose more families to Galileo's mix of world-class curriculum and passionate, people-focused approach. As a parent, guiding kids to use innovation skills to build a better future is a mission that I'm energized by," says Sardi.

About Galileo:

Galileo operates 100+ summer camp programs throughout California and Illinois, where more than 35,000 kids and over 2,500 staff will invent, design, create and play in summer 2020. Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. Founded in 2002 by Glen Tripp, Galileo is a certified B Corp, was named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies, and is a Real Leaders' 2019 Top Impact Company.

Learn more at: https://galileo-camps.com/jobs/why-galileo/our-mission/

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Galileo Learning Announced as New 100Kin10 Partner Ahead of Network Exceeding Goal of Training 100,000 New STEM Teachers by 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. -- 100Kin10, a national organization dedicated to solving the STEM teacher shortage by 2021, announced this month that Galileo joins 40 other new programmatic partners in its ranks this year. In addition to Galileo, new partners include Chicago Public Schools, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Council of Chief State School Officers, among others.

This is the seventh and final cohort of partners for 100Kin10 during its first 10 years. The organization launched in 2011 as an answer to President Obama's call during his 2011 State of the Union address to train 100,000 new STEM teachers in a decade. 100Kin10 is on track to exceed their goal of training 100,000 teachers by 2021, with more than 68,000 teachers currently trained.

"Since 2002, we've trained over 10,000 aspiring and current educators on innovative teaching strategies," says Glen Tripp, Galileo Founder and CEO. "We're ecstatic to take what we've learned a step further by joining 100Kin10, and committing to recruiting and training another 1000+ educators to teach innovation skills through project-based learning experiences by 2021. At least 30% of these leaders will focus specifically on elementary science and engineering. Once in their school-year classrooms, they'll also have ongoing access to our signature teaching model, as well as tools for application."

The final round of growth specifically focuses on 100Kin10's latest project: tackling what they've identified as the root causes of the STEM teacher shortage.

"This final group, including Galileo, is a welcome addition as we enter our final push in achieving our goal and look toward the future in solving systemic issues around the teacher shortage in America," said Talia Milgrom-Elcott, 100Kin10's executive director. "Each organization is doing incredible, inspiring work to build the movement for better, bolder and more accessible STEM education. We're thrilled to have them as our newest partners in collaboration, learning and continuous improvement to creatively solve the STEM teacher crisis."

Existing partners and an expert panel vetted and selected the 41 new partners, who will join a network of more than 280 current partners that includes the nation's top academic institutions, nonprofits, foundations, companies and government agencies. All partners register their commitments to ending the STEM teacher shortage through 100Kin10 and support one another to achieve those commitments by exchanging expertise, learning and resources.

About Galileo:

Galileo operates 100+ summer camp programs throughout California and Illinois, where more than 35,000 kids and over 2,500 staff will invent, design, create and play in summer 2019. Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. Founded in 2002 by Glen Tripp, Galileo is a certified B Corp, was named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies, and is a Real Leaders' 2019 Top Impact Company. Learn more: https://galileo-camps.com/.

About 100Kin10:

100Kin10 is network of best-in-class organizations collectively responding to the moonshot call to put 100,000 new, excellent STEM teachers in America's classrooms by 2021. Though their pioneering networked impact approach, 100Kin10 encourages multi-sector collaboration and provides the vision and resources to help nonprofits, foundations, academic institutions and businesses meet their ambitious commitments to educate the next generation of innovators and problem solvers. More information is available at http://www.100kin10.org/.

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Galileo Reaches Record-Breaking Financial Assistance Goal

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Galileo Learning, an award-winning summer day camp provider and leader in the K-8 education space, continues to prioritize making high-caliber programs accessible to underserved kids. This month, Galileo hit a milestone in this effort by awarding over 10,000 sessions of financial assistance in one summer.

The financial assistance program has been a staple in Galileo's business model since its founding in 2002. Over the last two decades, the program has represented a company commitment valued at over $10.25 million.

"When we created Galileo, we wanted to design a business model that enabled us to serve thousands of lower-income campers-without depending on foundations or fundraising-and we're proud to have done just that," says Glen Tripp, Galileo Founder and CEO. "Our pricing model charges full price to the majority of our customers, which allows us to offer a sliding fee system for those with fewer resources or who might be going through a crisis in their lives. This year, more than 15 percent of our campers received support. We believe all kids should have access to high-quality summer programming, and we're committed to nurturing this program in the years to come."

Each year, Galileo launches the application in February for the upcoming summer. To connect with deserving families across California and Illinois, Galileo's team works closely with local school districts and organizations. More information on the financial assistance program: https://galileo-camps.com/details/financial-assistance/

About Galileo:
Galileo operates 100+ summer camp programs throughout California and Illinois, where more than 35,000 kids and over 2,500 staff will invent, design, create and play in summer 2019. Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. Founded in 2002 by Glen Tripp, Galileo is a certified B Corp, was named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies, and is a Real Leaders' 2019 Top Impact Company. Learn more: https://galileo-camps.com/

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Galileo Founder and CEO Joins Prestigious Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Galileo Learning, one of America's largest and fastest growing summer day camp providers, announced today that its Founder and CEO, Glen Tripp, is one of 25 individuals who will join the Pahara community of leaders this Fall. This highly dynamic and influential cohort is designed to support and challenge diverse, innovative leaders who are reimagining America's public schools.

The Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship describes its program as "a two-year, cohort-based program that identifies exceptional leaders in the educational excellence and equity movement, facilitates their dynamic growth, and strengthens their collective efforts to dramatically improve public schools, especially those serving low-income children and communities."

For years, Galileo has closely partnered on topics of innovation and equity with world-class organizations like The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, Stanford University School of Education, and Maker Education Initiative. The Pahara-Aspen Fellowship is now on the growing list of ways in which Galileo is emerging as a vocal and experienced leader in education, outside the boundaries of the summer programming space.

"I'm thrilled to have the chance to team up with public education leaders from around the country to learn how they are developing future innovators, and see how Galileo might contribute to these efforts," says Glen Tripp, Galileo Founder and CEO. "The purpose of education needs to evolve to meet the changing needs of the global community. I look forward to growing with my colleagues as we consider these questions."

About Galileo

Galileo operates 100+ summer camp programs throughout California and Illinois, where more than 35,000 kids and over 2,500 staff will invent, design, create and play in summer 2019. Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. Founded in 2002 by Glen Tripp, Galileo is a certified B Corp, was named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies, and is a Real Leaders' 2019 Top Impact Company. More information: https://galileo-camps.com/

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Galileo Ranked #1 on Bay Area Best Place to Work List

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Galileo Camps (Galileo Learning, LLC), one of the most renowned summer day camp providers in the country, announced today that it has been ranked #1 in its category of the 2019 Bay Area Best Places To Work, an awards program presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

This marks the organization's tenth consecutive year on the list, and the eighth year ranked in the top ten. Galileo received the honor, among the top companies on the list, at a special awards event held on April 18, 2019. These winning organizations were recognized for having created exceptional workplaces based on such values as fun, collaborative culture, solid compensation and benefits offerings, and other amenities as well as management practices.

"We've been focused on creating a special place to work for 17 years," says Glen Tripp, Galileo Founder and CEO. "Being a great workplace means we attract the best, most caring people to work with our campers and lead our teams. And being ranked number one in our tenth year on the list is a great way to celebrate the hard work our team has put into this."

Founded in 2002, Galileo is a certified B Corp, was most recently named a Real Leaders' 2019 Top Impact Company, and was also named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in 2017.

Learn more about Galileo and current career opportunities here: https://galileo-camps.com/jobs/.

About Galileo:

Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world, and that aspiration begins with its employees. Galileo is dedicated to supporting employee growth and development through continued learning opportunities, a strong supportive culture and a network for a lifetime. Galileo operates 100+ summer camps throughout California and Illinois where more than 35,000 kids and over 2,500 staff will invent, design, create, and play in summer 2019. Learn more: https://galileo-camps.com.

About 2019 Bay Area Best Places to Work:

Best Places to Work is an innovative publication and awards program produced by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The rankings were determined by surveys that went directly to employees who answered a series of questions. The survey was administered online by the employers and through a service provided by Quantum Workplace, our research partner. The rankings are numeric based on Quantum's scoring process. By ranking companies and sharing best practices we facilitate idea sharing and help other companies learn from the best.

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Award-winning Galileo Camps Coming to Wicker Park, Illinois, Summer 2019

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Galileo Camps (Galileo Learning, LLC), one of the most renowned summer day camp providers in the country, will be putting down community roots in Wicker Park this summer at Pritzker Elementary School on July 8, 2019.

Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. This work is more important today than ever before. There are two primary programs-Camp Galileo (preK-5th grade) and Galileo Summer Quest (5th-8th grade). In a whimsical, one-of-a-kind, joyful summer setting, kids and staff learn what it means to be a true innovator. Through imaginative themes and majors, they learn to apply a comprehensive yet straightforward framework called The Galileo Innovation Approach(R), which has been proven by a Stanford study to have lasting impact.

Founded by CEO Glen Tripp in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2002, Galileo first expanded to Chicagoland in 2016. After three years in the region, camps here have grown to serving 11 communities.

"As a Chicago native and parent, it has been so fulfilling to bring Galileo's fun and magic to the families who are closest to my heart. This program really does help kids develop 21st century learning skills, while improving their confidence to be bold-thinking changemakers at a time when the world needs it the most," says Tajalli Horvat, Senior VP of Midwest Operations.

Learn more: https://galileo-camps.com/our-camps/locations/cg-chicago-pritzker-elementary-school/

About Galileo:

Galileo operates 100+ summer camps throughout California and Illinois where more than 35,000 kids and over 2,500 staff will invent, design, create and play in summer 2019. Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. Founded in 2002 by Glen Tripp, Galileo is a certified B Corp, a Real Leaders' 2019 Top Impact Company, and was also named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in 2017. Information: https://galileo-camps.com/

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Award-winning Galileo Camps Coming to Thousand Oaks, Calif. Summer 2019

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Galileo Camps (Galileo Learning, LLC), one of the most renowned summer day camp providers in the country, will be putting down community roots in Thousand Oaks this summer at St. Paschal Baylon School on June 24, 2019.

Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. This work is more important today than ever before. There are two primary programs-Camp Galileo (preK-5th grade) and Galileo Summer Quest (5th-8th grade). In a whimsical, one-of-a-kind, joyful summer setting, kids and staff learn what it means to be a true innovator.

Through imaginative themes and majors, they learn to apply a comprehensive yet straightforward framework called The Galileo Innovation Approach(r), which has been proven by a Stanford study to have lasting impact. Information on study: https://galileo-camps.com/why-galileo/stanford-study/.

Founded by CEO Glen Tripp in the Bay Area in 2002, Galileo first expanded to Southern California in 2015. After three years in the region, SoCal camps have grown to serve 26 communities.

"As a SoCal native and parent, it has been so fulfilling to bring Galileo magic to the families who are closest to my heart. This program really does teach kids how to be hopeful, bold-thinking changemakers at a time when the world needs it most," says Sarah McDonald, VP of Southern California Operations.

Learn more: https://galileo-camps.com/our-camps/locations/cg-thousand-oaks-st-paschal-baylon-school/

About Galileo:
Galileo operates 100+ summer camps throughout California and Illinois where more than 35,000 kids and over 2,500 staff will invent, design, create and play in summer 2019. Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. Founded in 2002 by Glen Tripp, Galileo is a certified B Corp, a Real Leaders' 2019 Top Impact Company, and was also named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in 2017.

Learn more about Galileo Camps: https://galileo-camps.com/

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/QW1DTyeI5NM

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Galileo Camps Coming to South Irvine CA Summer 2019

IRVINE, Calif. -- Galileo Camps (Galileo Learning, LLC), one of the most renowned summer day camp providers in the country, will be continuing to put down community roots in Irvine this summer, this time at Alderwood Elementary School on June 17, 2019.

Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. This work is more important today than ever before. There are two primary programs-Camp Galileo (preK-5th grade) and Galileo Summer Quest (5th-8th grade). In a whimsical, one-of-a-kind, joyful summer setting, kids and staff learn what it means to be a true innovator. Through imaginative themes and majors, they learn to apply a comprehensive yet straightforward framework called The Galileo Innovation Approach(R), which has been proven by a Stanford study to have lasting impact.

Founded by CEO Glen Tripp in the Bay Area in 2002, Galileo first expanded to Southern California in 2015. After three years in the region, SoCal camps have grown to serve 26 communities.

"As a SoCal native and parent, it has been so fulfilling to bring Galileo magic to the families who are closest to my heart. This program really does teach kids how to be hopeful, bold-thinking changemakers at a time when the world needs it most," says Sarah McDonald, VP of Southern California Operations.

More information: https://galileo-camps.com/our-camps/locations/cg-irvine-alderwood-elementary/

About Galileo:

Galileo operates 100+ summer camps throughout California and Illinois where more than 35,000 kids and over 2,500 staff will invent, design, create and play in summer 2019. Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. Founded in 2002 by Glen Tripp, Galileo is a certified B Corp, a Real Leaders' 2019 Top Impact Company, and was also named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in 2017. Learn more at: https://galileo-camps.com/

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Galileo Camps Coming to Arcadia, California Summer 2019

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Galileo Camps (Galileo Learning, LLC), one of the most renowned summer day camp providers in the country, will be putting down community roots this summer at Barnhart School on June 17, 2019.

Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. This work is more important today than ever before. There are two primary programs-Camp Galileo (preK-5th grade) and Galileo Summer Quest (5th-8th grade). In a whimsical, one-of-a-kind, joyful summer setting, kids and staff learn what it means to be a true innovator.

Through imaginative themes and majors, they learn to apply a comprehensive yet straightforward framework called The Galileo Innovation Approach(R), which has been proven by a Stanford study to have lasting impact.

Founded by CEO Glen Tripp in the Bay Area in 2002, Galileo first expanded to Southern California in 2015. After three years in the region, SoCal camps have grown to serve 26 communities. "As a SoCal native and parent, it has been so fulfilling to bring Galileo magic to the families who are closest to my heart.

"This program really does teach kids how to be hopeful, bold-thinking changemakers at a time when the world needs it most," says Sarah McDonald, VP of Southern California Operations.

Learn more at: https://galileo-camps.com/our-camps/locations/cg-arcadia-barnhart-school/

About Galileo:
Galileo operates 100+ summer camps throughout California and Illinois where more than 35,000 kids and over 2,500 staff will invent, design, create and play in summer 2019. Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. Founded in 2002 by Glen Tripp, Galileo is a certified B Corp, a Real Leaders' 2019 Top Impact Company, and was also named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in 2017. Learn more at: https://galileo-camps.com/

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