Founded in 1983, Saturday Academy offers over 850 classes and camps, and over 100 internships for students, with focus on STEAM education and an emphasis on engaging underprivileged youth. Their vision is that all interested, pre-college students in the region have the opportunity to interact with experts and experience professional environments in ways that assist them in intellectual development and preparing for rewarding careers.
But Saturday Academy’s technology infrastructure kept getting in the way. An old Wordpress website was not just hard to manage, but offered families no way to discover and register for the exciting classes happening around them. So Saturday Academy relied on hardcoded web forms that fed data directly into an Access database. Over time, this database was overwhelmed with duplicate and erroneous data, with no way for Saturday Academy to extract reliable business intelligence.
Saturday Academy’s staff knew there was better technology out there, but they needed a partner who could help them package it into a custom solution that was affordable and sustainable for them. And they needed a data expert who could sanitize and migrate their legacy data for a fresh restart.