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Entries filed under 'In Our Community'

    In Your Community: Upcycling Plastic Bags for Good

    December 22, 2014 9:45 AM by Danielle Carnicom

    This fall, the AT&T Pioneers, a network of active employee and retired volunteers, launched a community service project to upcycle plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless. As the project lead, I was touched, but not surprised, that our employees gathered from around the country to spend more than 300 hours sorting, folding, cutting, weaving, rolling and crocheting plastic grocery bags into sleeping mats. About 500 bags (which you can accumulate easily if you save them after trips to the grocery store!) go into making each mat, which can withstand all kinds of weather, are lightweight and easy to roll, and provide protection from gravel and dirt.

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    TechGirls: My Day with the Next Generation of Innovators

    August 14, 2014 9:45 AM by Amy Alvarez

    For the past two years, I’ve had the privilege to host TechGirls – an international exchange program for girls from the Middle East and North Africa – at AT&T’s office in D.C. for a day of job-shadowing.

    It’s one of my favorite days of the year. Getting to know these students and seeing their passion for technology is always inspiring. 

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    ShotSpotter and AT&T Demonstrate Responsible & Innovative Use of M2M Technology

    July 31, 2014 9:30 AM by AT&T

    “Criminal gunfire is vastly under-reported in the United States,” explains Ralph Clark, President and CEO of SST, Inc. “In fact, SST estimates that less than 20 percent of illegally fired gunshots are reported to 9-1-1. The other 80+ percent of the time, no one calls 9-1-1, and the communities most impacted by gun violence are the least likely to call.”

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    In Your Community: New York’s AT&T Street Charge

    July 30, 2014 9:30 AM by Marissa Shorenstein

    At the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair, AT&T continued to demonstrate its more than half century commitment to innovation by announcing the 2014 launch of AT&T Street Charge, solar-powered mobile charging stations that allow New Yorkers to charge their mobile devices at more than 20 parks and beach locations anytime for free. 

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    Learning Beyond the School Walls

    June 17, 2014 3:00 PM by Charlene Lake

    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.

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    It Can Wait® Joins New York Distracted Driving Summit

    May 21, 2014 3:50 PM by Marissa Shorenstein

    You’ve likely heard it before: Texting and other distractions like emailing, taking “selfies” and updating your Facebook status behind the wheel kills. However, despite widespread awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, the epidemic persists. This is why AT&T,, Distracted Operators Risk Casualties (DORCs) and Westchester Medical Center convened experts in transportation, technology, media and law enforcement last week at the New York Distracted Driving Summit.

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    Many Hands Make Light the Work

    April 29, 2014 9:15 AM by Carissa Cassin

    If you have ever been part of a large volunteer event, you know that statement is true! Together, the many hands of AT&T employees have been making an impressive difference in their local communities.

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    The Road to 90 Percent

    April 28, 2014 9:30 AM by Nicole Anderson

    This week, I’m in Washington, D.C. for one of my favorite events of the year, The Building a GradNation Summit. This Summit is the annual focal point of the GradNation Campaign, a large and growing movement of dedicated individuals, organizations and communities pulling together to empower more young Americans to graduate from high school on time and ready for college and careers. The campaign was launched in 2010 by America’s Promise Alliance with an ambitious goal: achieving a 90 percent high school graduation rate nationwide by 2020.

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    Making Sarah’s Dreams a Reality

    April 18, 2014 12:00 PM by Jori Victor

    Last Thursday, I was covered in paint, sweaty, smelly, and a true sight for sore eyes but none of that bothered me, because I had a day that was fulfilling on the deepest level. My colleagues and I built a home for Sarah. 

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    In Your Community: Our Mississippi Honors

    April 16, 2014 11:30 AM by AT&T

    On March 15th, the inaugural Our Mississippi Honors were held in Tupelo, Mississippi; recognizing  individuals and companies in Mississippi that have distinguished themselves in promoting diversity. We are proud to announce that AT&T was one of seven companies recognized for its diversity and inclusion practices!

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