Entries by Charlene Lake
Texting & Driving … It Can Wait: Five Million Pledges, More Than a Million Apps Downloaded, and the Launch of #XJuly 28, 2014 11:00 AM by Charlene Lake
The scope and impact of the Texting & Driving … It Can Wait® movement has drawn comparisons to successful campaigns to change behaviors around smoking, wearing seatbelts and drunk driving. That’s encouraging, because those efforts are, in many ways, models of the success we’re trying to achieve.Read More »
Our world is built on connections, with each other, with information, with entertainment. At work, at home and in our cars, we are continuously connected, increasingly mobile and constantly building new networks. We’re driven to mobilize every aspect of this world to make it work even better for you. And as we do so, we look for ways our voice, our expertise, and our technology can help find answers to some of our society’s challenging problems.Read More »
As I listen to the stories of Paul, Shanaye, Kassandra, Denise and the other young people profiled in the “Don’t Call Them Dropouts” documentary, I am reminded of the contagious passion and aspiration that is present in our next generation of leaders. These students and others have faced obstacles, yet remain hungry to learn, eager to make a difference, and confident that if provided with the right tools and opportunities, they can achieve their dreams. They don’t count themselves out, so we shouldn’t either.Read More »
About one in five students does not graduate from high school with their class, according to data from the National Center for Education, and of those that do, many are not fully prepared to succeed in college and careers.Read More »
Our employees are amazing! A record number of them – 4,031 to be exact – have earned the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award. I humbly congratulate all of them for their tireless dedication to making our communities stronger.
This is a prominent award we all should seek to attain. It honors Americans who, by their commitment and example, inspire others to volunteer in their communities. Honorees have dedicated a minimum of 100 hours, and in many cases, more than 500 hours a year, to their communities.
It's hard to believe that just a few years ago, many people didn't think twice about texting and driving.
When we at AT&T were preparing to launch the Texting and Driving ... It Can Wait® campaign in early 2010, people participating in advertising focus groups told us they didn't find statistics on the dangers of texting and driving compelling. One group actually challenged the need for a program to end texting and driving!Read More »