Today, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is convening a senior executive roundtable of Latino leaders and supporters to launch a national initiative to engage Latinas in technology careers. This group of community leaders, policy makers, researchers, marketers, media, and top Latino influencers will identify the research and resources available and chart a course for engaging this vital and growing population in the technology workforce. The outcomes of the roundtable will be published in a formal recommendations report to be released in March 2015.Read More »
The People | Planet | Possibilities Blog is a resource for the latest AT&T corporate citizenship and sustainability news and updates.
Anita is a first generation American and a go-getting high school student who is growing up in a tough southern California neighborhood. Thanks to her perseverance and the impact of mentors in her life — including Dorothy, one of our employees — she is a straight A student with ambitions to be the first person in her family who attends college. Anita is determined not to be “just another statistic.”Read More »
I have been donating blood since I was a senior in high school back in 1976! It all started when my Explorer Post (Boys Scouts of America) went together to donate blood for a friend who was having an operation. The ease of donating and potential impact (one pint of blood can save three people) seemed so worthwhile that I have made a practice of regularly giving blood. I give one pint of blood six times a year, each donation appointment only taking about 15 minutes. This means that for one and a half hours each year, I can help save 18 people! This simple act of kindness costs nothing but a small about of time, yet can literally save someone’s life.Read More »
Communities In Schools (CIS) does amazing work, but you don’t have to take my word for it. They have the numbers to show their success: Every $1.00 invested in CIS returns $11.60 to society. These numbers give me confidence that our investment will yield positive returns. Yet it’s not the numbers alone that make me proud of our support for CIS, it’s the real stories of success from students who have benefited from the program.Read More »
This summer, we’re thrilled to collaborate with Girls Who Code to empower teenage girls to pursue 21st century opportunities with computing skills. Current 10th and 11th grade girls from every corner of the country with a passion for tech are encouraged to apply. The program is free for participants and no prior experience is necessary.Read More »
Technology is fundamentally changing the way we communicate, work, play and learn. It has impacted how teachers manage their classrooms, how students digest information inside and outside of school, and how parents and administrators communicate. To continue to fuel education innovation, today, we are launching the AT&T Aspire Accelerator which will help companies and non-profits focused on creating game-changing solutions to solve real world education problems.Read More »
Program to invest in promising ed-tech startups with advisory board of leading education and technology innovators
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You may not know it but Fargo, ND is home to some of America’s largest and most prominent tech companies, including aggressive start-ups and entrepreneurs set on making this region a new tech hub. Last month AT&T collaborated with Emerging Prairie, a company committed to energizing the Upper Great Plains tech community, to host the first of what we hope to be a series of mini-hackathons. The Hack Fargo event brought together over 50 potential developers for an evening of mobile app development and fun competition that focused on two sectors that are vibrant in the heartland – health care and agriculture.Read More »
“Sustainability” means a lot of things to different people. At AT&T, it comprises nearly 50 social, environmental and governance topics — for which we report goals, key data, challenges and opportunities.
But if we’re honest with ourselves, we’re often focusing on these issues individually and forgetting to raise our gaze. How do they interconnect? Where do they have the most impact inside and outside our company? Which internal and external groups influence them… and, in turn, us?