Youth Speaks Announces American Graduate Raise Up Winners

    September 28, 2014 3:54 PM by AT&T

    Winners to Perform on September 28th at the Kennedy Center with Special Guests

    Youth Speaks today announced the winners of the RAISE UP project, an online hip-hop and spoken word competition designed to foster discussion among young people and adults about the challenges and opportunities students face as they strive to stay on the path to graduation.  The winners will perform in front of a live audience at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, September 28, at 6:00 p.m., with special guests Hill Harper, Gabriel "Asheru" Benn, Glynn Washington, Black Thought and DJ Questlove.

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    Creating Innovators & Apps in Asia

    September 26, 2014 9:00 AM by Jake E. Jennings

    AT&T and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) once again brought innovation to Asia. For the 2nd year, we co-hosted Malaysia Developers’ Day in Kuala Lumpur last week.

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    My Time at Girls Who Code

    September 25, 2014 1:15 PM by Osariemen Ogbemudia

    My name is Osariemen Ogbemudia; I am 17 years old. I am from Nigeria and I attend Valley Stream North High School. My name means “God gives me” in Edo and idiomatically means ‘God’s gift.’ My parents picked this name for me because I am their first child and they expected me to be their only child. Around the time I was born, my parents converted to Christianity and they wanted to signify their new beginning as a couple, as Americans, and as Christians with my life.

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    AT&T Ranks No. 3 in HispanicBusiness 2014 Best Companies for Diversity List

    September 22, 2014 7:25 PM by AT&T

    AT AT&T, we celebrate diversity every day. So it is extra special when the industry takes note of the great talent that fuels our success.

    AT&T is honored to be included once again in the annual HispanicBusiness 2014 Best Companies for Diversity list. Coming in at third place, AT&T is no stranger to the list, having been named to the top spot last year. The organization ranks companies based on leadership, recruitment, retention and promotion, marketing, community outreach, and supplier diversity. Creating a diverse and inclusive workforce is key to our success, so AT&T is committed to developing and supporting Hispanics to reach their potential across the company.

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    A Day to Take Action, and to Take Stock

    September 18, 2014 3:54 PM by Cathy Coughlin

    Today is the third annual day of action for Texting & Driving … It Can Wait®. And as we have for the past two years on September 19, today we’re calling on everyone to get involved in the movement to end texting while driving, which is involved in more than 200,000 vehicle crashes each year.1

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    Spotlight On: Alex Donn

    September 18, 2014 12:00 PM by AT&T

    What is your typical day like on the job?

    Lots of phone calls! I’m always looking for opportunities to amplify AT&T’s key messages, including ways we can help spread our corporate social responsibility and Application-Programming Interface (API) messages. For example, I identify and capture opportunities to work with schools and nonprofits that can work with us to help build applications that integrate our API offerings to solve some of their everyday problems.

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    Spotlight On: John Keller

    September 15, 2014 10:54 AM by AT&T

    What is your typical day like on the job?

    It’s usually very busy. The areas I focus primarily on are renewable/alternative energy and management, oversight of AT&T’s deregulated energy portfolio and adding stability to the process. I help define what costs will be going forward for our energy efficiency projects, so we understand the markets and economics driving them and provide stability to our budget.

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    Laborers Band Together in Service Through Social Networks

    September 12, 2014 8:15 AM by Celeste Carrasco

    The Internet has profoundly changed the ways in which people can come together to bring about change. When individuals incorporate the latest technology and social media with their efforts, the results can offer transformative opportunities for all people – particularly in organizing the community.

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    AT&T and Udacity to Offer Scholarships to Underserved Students for New Online Tech Training Program

    September 11, 2014 8:00 AM by AT&T

    Non-profit organizations will award scholarships for nanodegees that will help students get high-demand technical skills

    Two-hundred students from diverse backgrounds will receive scholarships funded by AT&T and Udacity for an online degree that will help prepare them for careers in the tech industry. Announced today at The Atlantic’s Technologies in Education 2014 forum, the scholarships will cover the costs for students to earn nanodegrees.

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    AT&T Wins Governors Highway Safety Association Special Achievement Award for It Can Wait

    September 9, 2014 2:15 PM by AT&T

    Today, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) presented its 2014 highway safety awards to programs focusing on the nation’s most pressing highway safety problems at its Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan. AT&T received the 2014 Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding highway safety accomplishments last year for the It Can Wait movement against texting while driving.

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