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STEM-ing the Summer Slide

By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
Blog

For me, summer means memories of warm stretched-out days at camp, popsicles for lunch, and reading for hours on end. Now that I’m the mother of a rising 4th grader in the information age, it means that and more – an opportunity for him to learn new skills and retain those he learned last year, so he doesn’t experience the “summer slide” that affects so many students. The summer slide is the loss of knowledge that kids experience when they take a break from their academic routines.

Restoring the Meaning of Memorial Day

By Matt Foster, Area Manager, AT&T External Affairs, and U.S. Army Veteran
Blog

Enjoying a day away from the office with a few hotdogs, cold drinks and a lot of sun makes for a great Memorial Day, but that isn’t exactly what the day is all about.   In 2003, I left my family, friends, and future wife for an active duty deployment in the United States Army.  In 2005, I left my wife of 1 month for a deployment to Baghdad, Iraq that would last over a year. Our Forward Operating Base (FOB) would often go on “Comms Blackout,” usually meaning a soldier on our FOB had been killed or seriously injured and their family was being officially notified. 

Why Millennial Moms Deserve a Pat on the Back

By Jessica Filante, Area Manager, Public Affairs, AT&T
Blog

It’s 2 am. I’m lying on the floor of my son’s room for the third night in a row. I’m pretty sure I’m doing a terrible job as a mother since I’m not letting him “cry it out” like all the sleep books instructed.  To make myself feel better, I pick up my phone and post an angelic picture of my son on Facebook.  With each notification of activity on my post, I am lulled into a state of contentment.  Perhaps I am a great mom after all… 

Introducing the 2017 AT&T Aspire Accelerator Class

By Anne Wintroub, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
Blog

“How can I help students in new and lasting ways?” That’s a question all innovators in education ask… daily.

“How can the program, platform or product I’m working on make a difference in learners’ lives? Does it connect teachers to new, untapped resources? Does it help engage caregivers in a child’s learning? Does it allow students to see things in a different light? Does it help?”

Business Roundtable Sustainability Report – Create, Grow, Sustain: People and Technology at Work

By Randall Stephenson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Blog

When BRT’s sustainability report first launched, the world was a very different place. The smartphone was in its infancy, the “Internet of Things” (IoT) didn’t exist and “the cloud” was something you saw in the sky. But over the past decade, innovation has sparked a profound technology revolution, giving us more tools than ever to address the world’s challenges. And AT&T has been engaged every step of the way.

#TagYourHalf During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By Staci Salazar & Colby Shipwash, authors of the blogs "Our Family Lifestyle" and "Days of Domestic Dad"
Blog

Hi, I’m Staci from Our Family LifestyleHi, I’m Colby from Days of a Domestic Dad.

We’ve been married for almost 23 years and have 5 children.

From the moment we met in high school, I have been making the moves and calling the shots. My Type A personality and Colby’s easy-going attitude have kept us checked and balanced in our marriage, in raising our children, and in life. 

Out On the Trail: 50 Years of Volunteerism

By Bob Fuller, 2017 President's Volunteer Service Award recipient
Blog

I’ve spent some of the best days of my life out on a hiking trail, clearing brush, field checking maps and leading crews that rehabilitate trails and build new ones.  You might see me carrying a clipboard and counting deer droppings, cutting brush with loppers or clearing blown down trees with a chain saw. Or perhaps you might find me building a bridge, swinging a sledge hammer or moving big rocks to build stepping stones or stairs.  It’s not a high-paying job; it’s not even a paying job, actually. Money isn’t the point. I volunteer because it’s infinitely rewarding.

Gaming Philanthropy: How Sports Fans are Driving Social Good

By Steve Hahn, president of AT&T Oklahoma
Blog

Competition might be the spice of sports, but it’s good for charitable organizations, too. Brackets For Good aims to turn nonprofit fundraising on its ear through the concept of gamification. By tapping into the competitive spirits of “fan-lanthropists,” Brackets For Good provides charities with an innovative platform to raise funds, drum up excitement for their organizations and reach new audiences.

Finding Your Reason to Serve

Brian Wolf, senior business management for AT&T Technology Operations
Blog

I always appreciated those who gave their time to serve their communities but I didn’t realize how much their impact mattered until I found my reason to serve.

California Diversity Council Announces 2017 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, April 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The California Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2017 Top 50 Most Powerful Women Technology, a definitive list of female executives, influencers and achievers impacting the technology industry.

“The 2017 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology highlights the most extraordinary female leaders in the industry,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “We are honored to recognize such distinguished women dedicated to continuous success in this rapidly growing field.”

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