Community outreach has become a pillar of corporate sustainability. Here’s how to include it in your business
In corporate volunteerism, a company’s employees and retirees work together with local young students and residents to revitalize a community in need. Schools are cleaned up, fresh flowerbeds are planted in parks and colorful murals are painted in children’s play areas.
But there’s more to the project than the short-term satisfaction of people from different backgrounds working together for a day. Mentoring relationships and future volunteer collaborations are born.
April 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Join the 2016 #CleanEnergyU virtual Twitter dialogue this Earth Day, April 22 from 12-4 ET, where students and national clean energy and White House leaders will engage directly in conversation with each one another. They will share creative ideas on delivering the Paris promise of a future “well below 2 degrees.”
By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
Old fashioned play and tomorrow’s technology are connected – the most advanced technologies and machinery are often created by literally tinkering with them, taking them apart and putting them back together again. That is why AT&T supports programs like Imagination Foundation – an organization dedicated to finding, fostering and funding creativity and entrepreneurship. Together, we can raise a new generation of innovators and problem solvers who have the tools they need to build the world they imagine.
This year's class of Ghetto Film School Fellows recently screened the family drama they shot on location in Spain, "El Coche Rojo," at a Paley Center for Media event in New York sponsored by 21st Century Fox. GFS teaches filmmaking to young people from communities traditionally underrepresented in Hollywood, and its Fellows Program gives the students the chance to create an entirely original short film. 21CF is a longtime supporter of Ghetto Film School and works hand-in-hand with the organization to provide new avenues into the entertainment industry.
By Brynne Dunn, Senior Communications Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, AT&T
At AT&T we are passionate about supporting education beyond the classroom.
To me, world travel is one of the most impactful learning experiences you can have during your formative years. When I was 16, I was lucky enough to travel with a group of fellow students to a remote island off the coast of Panama to help build a new school. The four weeks I spent on Arritupo completely changed my perspective on the world and inspired me to pursue a career that would enable me to give back.
Digital Divide Data Kenya joins the Business Call to Action with commitment to train and employ poor youth
New York, April 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Digital Divide Data (DDD) Kenya, an internationally acclaimed social enterprise that delivers high-quality business process outsourcing (BPO) services to clients worldwide, has joined the Business Call to Action with a commitment to train and employ 600 young people from poor families living in the slums of Nairobi. In addition, the company is commited to ensuring that 300 of its work-study graduates receive a college degree, work experience and a secure professional job by 2018.
To commemorate the series finale of FOX's groundbreaking reality series "American Idol," 21CF and the Give a Note Foundation announced a new wave of the 21st Century Fox Give a Note Grants, which will support up to 20 under-funded music education programs at schools across the United States. The company has worked with Give a Note since 2011, donating more than $1 million to nearly 90 schools in that time.
Philadelphia, PA, April 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Xploration Station, the country’s only E/I broadcast destination dedicated exclusively to STEM programming for teens and their families, announced the return of its #StudentAstronaut contest today.
By Will Lourcey, generationOn Youth Advisory Council member
What can a kid do to fight hunger? That was a question I asked myself when I was 7 years old. I saw a man on a street corner holding a sign that read: NEED A MEAL. It made me sad inside, and I knew I needed to do something about it. But what could I do? I was just 7 years old.
In an effort to help guide the next generation of innovators forward, Arrow Electronics sponsored the Denver Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, which was held March 25 to March 27 at the University of Denver. The regional competition featured 48 high school teams from 11 western states and Mexico. Winners move on to the world championships in St. Louis in late April.