600 Volunteers, 1 Day And A Year Of Holidays

    May 26, 2016 10:53 AM by Tina Morefield

    AT&T joined Give Kids the World Village to host a volunteer day in Orlando. Nearly 600 people worked together to make it possible for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to celebrate a year’s worth of holidays in a week. This event kicked off the annual Revolution dealer conference, hosted by DIRECTV — part of the AT&T family — for dealers, partners and employees. Attendees created and assembled decorations to bring the parties to life, including trick-or-treat bags for a Halloween Party, winter holiday craft kits and pom-poms and medals for a talent show party. Recognizing the impact that each of these decorations will have in lifting the spirits of these families, attendees applied their special touches to nearly 45,000 decorations.

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    Connecting People with Disabilities to their World Through Technology

    May 24, 2016 10:15 AM by Kendra Ragsdale

    AT&T is dedicated to connecting people, regardless of technology experience or capability, with their world. That’s why we created Digital You, a resource for parents, seniors, job seekers, and people with disabilities to help them navigate technology with confidence. In order to further meet the needs of our customers with disabilities, AT&T’s Corporate Accessibility Technology Office and the Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center developed Wireless Independence Now (WIN) Workshops to teach people with disabilities how to use accessibility features installed on their phones and tablets.

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    Bringing Careers into Classrooms Through Technology

    May 23, 2016 6:00 PM by Sabari Raja and Jason Leiker

    A recent Gallup poll of 1 million students in the U.S. found that only half report feeling engaged in school and one-fifth are actively disengaged. The poll showed engagement levels decline significantly as students get older, bottoming out in 11th grade.

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    Building Our Software-Centric Workforce

    May 19, 2016 1:37 PM by John Donovan

    Retraining and reskilling your workforce is daunting – even for a startup with a handful of employees. When you’re a nearly 140-year old company with more than 280,000 employees globally, it can seem impossible.

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    Help Wanted: Older Adults Keep Up with Newer Technology

    May 18, 2016 11:17 AM by Amy VanDeVelde

    “I don’t even know how to turn this thing on.”

    It’s not unusual to hear comments like that from some of the people we work with at OASIS. They are just beginning to learn about the benefits of online activities. It might be hard to believe, but a recent study by Pew Research concluded that 33% of Americans don’t currently have internet at home. Thirty nine percent of these non-adopters are over the age of 65. 

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    CTU and AT&T 2016 V4 Hackathon Winners Celebrate

    May 11, 2016 12:42 PM by Filip Svab

    Team Babble won the US$10,000 grand prize at the CTU and AT&T* 2016 V4 Hackathon. The team created the winning mobile app during the 24-hour development contest. 

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    Say Yes to the Prom: A Great Ending to a new Beginning

    May 10, 2016 10:27 AM by Tina Morefield

    Prom is one of the most memorable moments of a high school student’s life. During prom season, young people around the country are looking for a dress or tux to impress. But for many, the experience is out of reach. So, TLC, which is part of the Discovery Communications family of networks, AT&T and many other supporters teamed up to change that by offering over 300 deserving high school students the prom of their dreams.

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    Mexican Women, the Web Developers of the Future: The AT&T Foundation and Laboratoria

    May 9, 2016 3:07 PM by AT&T

    The AT&T Foundation and Laboratoria unite to grow a new generation of web developers made up of 120 Mexican women from low income households.

    It is expected that women between the ages of 18 and 35 will join the labor force and will raise their expectations regarding profesional development.

    Mexico City, May 3, 2016 – The AT&T Foundation and Laboratoria Coding A.C., a social technology organization, is uniting to create the next generation of women web developers, through an educational program in which 120 young Mexican women will participate.

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    AT&T Kicks Off Aspire Accelerator With 6 Leading Ed-Tech Startups

    May 8, 2016 11:53 PM by AT&T

    2016 Class of For- and Non-Profit Organizations Gathers in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. May 9, 2016 — AT&T is working with 6 innovative ed-tech startups for the 2016 AT&T Aspire Accelerator class. The program is in its second year and is part of our $350 million commitment to help students succeed in school and beyond. The Accelerator supports for- and non-profit organizations driving student success and career readiness. The primary measure of success for the Aspire Accelerator is societal impact that the participating organizations create.

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    Hiring 20,000 Vets by 2020

    May 5, 2016 10:18 AM by JoHanna Martinez

    AT&T doubles military hiring commitment in White House Ceremony

    I grew up in a military home. I have nearly a dozen Unites States Marines in my family and several others serving in the Army. Protecting our nation is a family business – one that became a launch pad that’s taken me places I could never have imagined.  

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