365 Main Selects buildOn Volunteer Jackie Low as Recipient of ACE Award for Community Service in San Francisco Bay Area

May 27, 2009

365 Main Employees Also Participate in Regional Community Service Project

SAN FRANCISCO, May 27 /PRNewswire/ — 365 Main Inc., developer and operator of the world’s finest data centers, today announced it will present its regional ACE award to buildOn volunteer Jackie Low. The company will be sending over 20 employees to participate in a community service project alongside Ms. Low and other buildOn volunteers on May 30th. As part of the ACE award, 365 Main will make a financial contribution to buildOn in Low’s name.

The ACE award celebrates achievement, commitment and excellence in individuals and charities in communities in which 365 Main operates. Previous recipients include volunteers from Habitat for Humanity East Bay, Habitat for Humanity Valley of the Sun, San Francisco Foodbank and Special Olympics Southern California.

365 Main operates two modern data centers in the San Francisco bay area including the company’s founding facility based in San Francisco, as well as a 111,000-square foot facility in the Jack London Square region of Oakland.

“The ACE award is at the center of our community relations program,” said Chris Dolan, CEO of 365 Main. “We created it to celebrate local citizens who work hard to improve the communities where we do business, and while Ms. Low is only a sophomore in high school, she’s already put in over 200 hours of community service in the San Francisco bay area. We’ve been so impressed with the great work that she and all the people at buildOn do that we decided to join them as volunteers.”

buildOn, founded in 1991 as Building with Books, is a not-for-profit organization that engages primarily urban youth through after-school programs and in their classrooms. Through the after-school programs, high school students contribute intensive community service in their neighborhoods while helping to build schools in developing countries around the world.

In the past two years, Ms. Low has completed 210 hours of community service with buildOn – 95 freshman year, 115 so far her sophomore year. After showing so much enthusiasm for service her freshman year, Ms. Low became the Service Coordinator of her high school program. Some of Ms. Low’s favorite buildOn service projects have included environmental projects partnered with Friends of Sausal Creek and Save the Bay, as well as volunteering with the elderly at Piedmont Gardens and assisting at the St. Cuthbert’s Farmers Market.

From her devotion to local community service projects and her leadership as a student officer, Ms. Low was selected by buildOn to be one of 16 students from the Bay Area programs to attend a Trek for Knowledge to Nicaragua. The Trek for Knowledge is an opportunity for buildOn students to travel abroad, live with host families in remote villages, often in mud huts with no electricity or running water, and immerse themselves in the local culture and help the community build its school. Ms. Low’s Trek for Knowledge group will be in Nicaragua for 15 days in June 2009.

“Americans take so many things for granted, the gift of education is definitely one of them,” said Ms. Low, looking forward to her Trek for Knowledge. “Already having such an amazing opportunity as free education, helping others achieve it is a dream.”

About 365 Main Inc.

365 Main Inc. develops and operates the world’s finest data centers. Intelligently designed and expertly managed, 365 Main’s data centers are developed and certified to the highest industry standards and compliance requirements, including SAS70, and feature 24/7/365 power, cooling, connectivity and security capabilities to ensure mission-critical operations and business continuity for tenants. Today, hundreds of hosting, telecommunication and Fortune 1000 enterprises rely on 365 Main. 365 Main is a privately held company based in San Francisco, Calif. More information is available at 877-365-MAIN (6246) or www.365main.com.

About buildOn

buildOn is a non-profit organization that empowers primarily urban U.S. high school students through in-class and intensive after-school programs. In addition to tremendous contributions of community service in their own cities and neighborhoods, buildOn youth actually build schools and bring literacy to children and adults in developing countries around the world. buildOn programs are designed to build confidence and real-world capabilities in American youth while also empowering communities world-wide to overcome the crippling cycle of illiteracy, poverty and low expectations by opening the door to education. More information about the organization and how to donate or volunteer is available at www.buildon.org

SOURCE 365 Main Inc.

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