One-day skills-based volunteer event will bring nonprofits together with their corporate peers to create actionable solutions for capacity-building challenges
NEW YORK, October 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Among the many consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the outsized negative impact it has had on communities of color and the organizations that serve them. Pre-existing challenges like the digital divide have been exacerbated, with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) facing less access to reliable internet service and the devices needed to access digital work opportunities, online education, and, increasingly, essential needs like healthcare.
Pro Bono Week is almost here and we’re thrilled to be spotlighting another one of the many dedicated skills-based volunteers we have the pleasure of working with. Today we hear from Cate Hewett, State Street’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), about a project she completed in June with nonprofit Riverside Industries, Inc.
The pandemic continues to widen the opportunity gap and adversely impact students and job-seekers, especially those who already faced systemic barriers to career success. We need innovative, collaborative, community-driven solutions to ensure that communities that have been disproportionately affected can have equal access to economic mobility. Those solutions can often feel amorphous or unattainable, but – if you look closely at the work of local organizations – there are powerful collaborations that are meaningfully building equity every day.
This week, as we reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, host Danielle Holly and New York Cares Executive Director Gary Bagley have a conversation on how era defining moments from the 9/11 attacks to the current pandemic and racial reckoning bring on new waves of service and activism. They also talk about New York Cares’ increased focus on food insecurity, taking meaningful action on DEI, and why companies actually benefit more from designing service programs around nonprofit and community needs rather than their own business results.
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ -Antea Group is proud to announce the publication of our 2020 Sustainability Report. Some areas of focus include our approach to sustainability, environmental impact, community and stakeholder engagement, as well as our commitment to quality and continuous improvement. The report also looks at how Antea Group invests in our people through employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, wellness, and health and safety.
While extremely challenging, this past year has proven to be one of the most rewarding times to work in community engagement at Alexion. In the face of the devastating COVID-19 crisis, we were able to uphold our commitment to local communities by pivoting to new ways of supporting them. Alexion expanded its annual volunteerism event from a single day to a full week and went 100% virtual, with great success. The desire of our employees to live our values was as strong as ever despite the circumstances of 2020.
With Global Volunteer Month winding down, we’ve been reflecting on the incredible impact volunteers make, not just in April, but all year round and especially throughout the pandemic. Whether they served in person or virtually, formally or informally, providing their professional expertise or hands-on support, volunteers’ contributions have been nothing short of outstanding.