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Entries by Nicole Anderson

    AT&T and Girls Scouts Teach Kids the Power of Code

    October 5, 2017 4:30 PM by Nicole Anderson

    I loved being a Brownie. My mom was our troop leader, and it was fun to sing “Make new friends but keep the old” in a round.  I felt proud earning badges and wearing my uniform, and liked competing with the other girls in my troop on who could sell the most Girl Scout cookies. I now realize that these early lessons in setting goals, learning new skills and being part of a team helped prepare me for adulthood.  But I’ll admit that I’m envious of the badges girls can earn these days – coding and robotics!  These are critical STEM skills that are key to their future success.  

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    Connecting Students to Their Dreams

    October 4, 2016 10:57 AM by Nicole Anderson

    We’re always looking for ways to link our philanthropy strategy with our technology, so enhancing our robust student mentoring initiative with an online mentoring program is an ideal fit. Working with leading non-profits and secure internet platforms, we’re able to connect our talented employees to students across the country virtually. 

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    New Year, New Video – Driving Innovation in Education in 2016 and Beyond

    January 7, 2016 11:11 AM by Nicole Anderson

    At AT&T, we are using the power of our network to build a better tomorrow. Our signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education – through technology, social innovation and relationships – to ensure all students have the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.

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    Ballerinas Powered by Tech?

    September 17, 2015 11:03 AM by Nicole Anderson

    What did you want to be when you grew up? As a little girl, I vacillated between a ballerina or grocery check-out clerk.  The skills for these seemed fairly straightforward – being incredibly athletic or very organized. Looking back, I couldn’t fathom that my job now might entail investing in ed-tech startups, or that my friends and colleagues would be designing mobile apps or driverless cars. 

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    Education in Your Pocket

    June 22, 2015 9:45 AM by Nicole Anderson

    Some say learning is a lifelong pursuit. Through AT&T Aspire, our goal is to make learning not just a lifelong pursuit but a 24/7, anywhere you are, on-demand classroom. This transformative thinking about access, mobility and content is creating a world of possibilities and expanding the classroom like never before.

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    Reconnecting Our Youth and Vets to Opportunity

    June 18, 2015 11:07 AM by Nicole Anderson

    Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) compels you to take action. Surrounded by philanthropists, community leaders, social entrepreneurs, educators and politicians, you can’t help but witness the impacts and feel the energy pulsing through the crowd. 

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    Getting Across the Goal Line to a 90% High School Graduation Rate

    May 21, 2015 12:00 PM by Nicole Anderson

    We are on track to a 90% high school graduation rate by 2020! What great news to report at the GradNation Campaign’s Align & Act conference last week in Washington, DC! When you set a bold goal and maintain focus, progress will happen.

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    Investing in the Future of Education, Today

    April 29, 2015 8:00 AM by Nicole Anderson

    Through technology, we’re able to deliver educational content to more people, in more places, no matter their background. With new tools emerging every day, it’s an exciting time to be involved in this field and to work for a tech company that is helping to transform education.

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    Preparing Today’s Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow

    December 11, 2014 12:00 PM by Nicole Anderson

    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.

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    AT&T Pledges to Support 100Kin10, National Network to Grow STEM Initiatives

    November 20, 2014 10:00 AM by Nicole Anderson

    We are stepping up to the challenge to help increase the number of students and workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills in our country. Our company is one of the largest employers in the country – in 2013 alone we hired about 25,000 employees. Almost ¾ of our recent student hires – including interns – begin their career in a technology centric area. We believe that advancing STEM education is a critical investment to preparing our future workforce.

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