Returning from battle is not easy for any veteran. In a short period of time, I was forced to go from 60 to 0; I went from training and deployment to taking tests and sitting in a classroom. For me, adjusting to the lack of a constant adrenaline rush was a struggle and one that I was determined to overcome. As I transitioned from active service to life as a student, I decided to embrace the transition and make the most of all the opportunities I could.Read More »
The People | Planet | Possibilities Blog is a resource for the latest AT&T corporate citizenship and sustainability news and updates.
What is sustainability? For many, it’s a very personal definition. During the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to observe employees take action to improve their communities by doing one thing. I’ve learned that for my colleagues, sustainability isn’t something that’s limited to corporate initiatives and decisions made in boardrooms. It’s often a selfless act that they do for a better future for themselves and others.Read More »
Last month, AT&T hosted the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) Assembly at our headquarters in Dallas, TX. We welcomed a room full of the world’s leading service providers and vendors from the ICT (Information Communication Technology) sector. In other words, sustainability heavyweights from around the world.Read More »
Over the past decade, technology has fundamentally transformed so much of our world – the way we meet people, build a business, explore neighborhoods. Technology has changed how we learn, how we work, and increasingly, the work that we do.Read More »
Explore the world… Start up your dream… Take your shot. We are building a network that enables you to connect to what matters. The potential to harness technology to improve our world is immense but we can’t do it alone. So keep doing what you’re doing. Because the things you do never cease to amaze us.
When it comes to helping today’s students graduate from high school and succeed in the workforce, a mentor can make all the difference. In fact, more than one in three students at risk of not graduating from high school grow up without an adult mentor in their life. That’s why we’ve made mentoring a key component of AT&T Aspire, our signature education initiative committed to helping students across the country prepare for college and career – so they can be ready for the jobs of tomorrow.Read More »
How do you show appreciation for those who protect our freedom? That’s a tough question – and it’s one AT&T employees thought about as they planned events this past Veterans Day to honor those who have served our country.
Last week, at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund’s Annual Public Policy and Media & Telecommunications Symposium, AT&T was honored as a Distinguished Corporate Leader for our efforts to promote social justice and advance communities of color, especially in media and telecom issues. This recognition meant a lot to me. Rainbow PUSH and its leadership play a vital role in empowering our communities, and AT&T is a proud partner in their pursuit of equality. The team at this incredible organization makes it their mission to advocate for peace, fight for human rights equality and ensure justice for all. Leading this successful charge at Rainbow PUSH is its founder and my friend, Reverend Jesse Jackson. Reverend Jackson is a tireless voice in promoting equality in the workplace at all levels including the C suite and in the boardroom.Read More »
In communities across the country, we delivered our message that no text is worth a life. Since its inception, the It Can Wait campaign has been featured at thousands of events – at pledge signings, simulator demonstrations and presentations from people who were personally affected by texting and driving crashes. We had the privilege to meet extraordinary people over the years, and are humbled by the overwhelming response to the campaign. The outpouring of support in local communities around the country and the people leading this effort in their cities and towns made this campaign a movement, which elevated the campaign to a more personal, meaningful level to people. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, there have been more than 5 million pledges to never text and drive and nearly 2 million downloads of our DriveMode app – and those numbers are continuing to grow every day.Read More »
I have worked at AT&T for more than 18 years. Most of that time was spent in various sales and operations roles and I’ve really enjoyed my time with this company. But I’ve particularly enjoyed the past three years leading our community engagement programs. Why? Because I get to see firsthand how community investment and volunteer service impacts people and their communities. Because I get to see how corporations and small businesses across the country who participate in this work are so much more than product or service providers. This visibility has changed my life. It’s caused me to rethink my personal priorities and increased my awareness of how simple acts of giving and service can lead to positive changes in society.Read More »