When you make that decision to put your can in the recycling bin, use a recyclable container for your lunch, or pick up a few pieces of trash in your local park – do you wonder whether your efforts to improve the world actually make a difference?
The People | Planet | Possibilities Blog is a resource for the latest AT&T corporate citizenship and sustainability news and updates.
PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program aims to empower women globally
Some have lived through war, and some have languished in poverty, yet all have persevered and are coming to Dallas to celebrate their past achievements and the promise for a better tomorrow. This month, twenty-eight women entrepreneurs from Afghanistan and Rwanda will arrive for the final phase of the 2014 PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program.Read More »
Last month I had the opportunity to attend the MCON Conference in Chicago, an event AT&T proudly helped sponsor. MCON is focused on bringing together leaders from corporations, social causes and the public service sector to engage Millennials across these fields. Samantha Lasky, Director of Communications for AT&T’s C&S team, spoke on a panel of peers that explored corporate engagement of Millennials in the workplace and highlighted AT&T’s emphasis on social responsibility and talent development.Read More »
The Broader Horizons program exposes students who are struggling academically to college and career opportunities through mentorship. This is an important component of the Reconnecting McDowell initiative, which is working to make educational improvements to McDowell County, West Virginia, to give the county a brighter economic future. Earlier this year, AT&T committed resources to Broader Horizons and last month we had the extraordinary opportunity to meet the first 20 students participating in this program.Read More »
Georgia Tech was always on my short list as a kid.
I only completed my bachelor’s degree in 2012, after 30 years. Then I saw the opportunity at Georgia Tech. I applied and much to my delight was accepted. It was an opportunity I could not pass up.Read More »
Fireworks, BBQ, parades, time with family and friends…there is so much to look forward to going into the celebrations this weekend. As we pause tomorrow to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy this Independence Day, I hope we all remember those who have sacrificed so much to protect the rights we can often take for granted.Read More »
Many people think that most veterans are male, and although that’s still true, times are changing. Many more women have stepped up to serve after 9/11, bringing female representation to 15 percent of today’s active duty military and 18 percent of National Guard and Reserve forces. Nearly 2.3 million women constitute 20 percent of post-9/11 veterans and 10 percent of all living veterans.Read More »
Meeting the Demands of Education while Providing a Great Equalizer
A growing number of K-12 school districts across the country are embarking on mobile BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and 1-to-1 learning initiatives. While some districts are aggressively pursuing these initiatives, others are just now realizing the positive academic impacts and consequential network demands of such programs. The use of technology in the classroom by teachers and students is dramatically increasing. For a high percentage of school districts, their existing broadband connections aren’t meeting current or future needs.
With the Fourth of July just around the corner, AT&T, the Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) and Chase joined together today to announce that a wounded veteran has been awarded a newly renovated mortgage-free home, provided by Chase bank, in Blaine, Minn., through the Homes4WoundedHeroes program.Read More »