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Entries filed under 'Aspire'

    It Takes a Village to Raise a Start-Up

    October 9, 2017 6:12 PM by Nasir Qadree

    AT&T is working to empower the next generation of change agents. We believe that our country’s startup ecosystem can have a direct impact on creating alternative and new solutions to revitalize America’s most challenged communities. That’s why we support start-ups that are using technology to solve challenges in education.

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    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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    ‘Roadtrip Nation’ Announces the Premiere of ‘A Balanced Equation,’ a New Series Highlighting Women in STEM

    October 4, 2017 6:28 PM by Roadtrip Nation

    Roadtrip Nation, renowned for its New York Times best-selling career guide and award-winning documentary television series, announced today that a new documentary, “Roadtrip Nation Presents: A Balanced Equation,” will air on American Public Television stations nationally starting on September 1. Made possible by the support of AT&T, through its AT&T Aspire initiative, and distributed through KQED, “A Balanced Equation”—the fourteenth season of “Roadtrip Nation”—follows three young women on a cross-country journey as they meet and interview women who have built fulfilling careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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    AT&T Helps Aspiring Young People Skill-Up for Career Opportunities in the Digital Age

    October 3, 2017 10:28 AM by Peter Daly

    There’s a culture shift going on at AT&T as our business grows in technology, media, and telecommunications. It’s a culture of continuous learning to acquire new skills, so that we can create the talent needed to drive innovation across our company. We are investing in education and training to create a diverse and skilled workforce that will help power our company for the future. Through the AT&T Aspire initiative, we help provide access to the training young people need to get and keep good jobs.

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    AT&T, the City of Atlanta and Code for Atlanta Announce Winners of the Atlanta Civic Coding Competition (C3)

    September 15, 2017 11:15 AM by AT&T

    Competition Winners Use Technology Innovation to Offer Solutions for Atlanta’s Toughest Challenges #AtlantaSmarter

    ATLANTA, September 15, 2017 – AT&T*, in collaboration with the City of Atlanta and Code for Atlanta, today announced the winners of the Atlanta Civic Coding Competition (C3), which offered the public an opportunity to help solve some of Atlanta’s toughest challenges through an app challenge.

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    Khan Academy Launches First-Ever National Learnstorm Education Challenge

    September 12, 2017 8:45 AM by Khan Academy

    More than 10,000 teachers across all 50 states register for the nonprofit’s free online learning event to combat summer learning loss and start the school year strong

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017 – Khan Academy announces today the start of the first-ever national LearnStorm, a free, six-week online learning challenge for grades 3-12. 

    LearnStorm helps schools address the effects of summer learning loss and start the school year strong.

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    Why Upskilling Our Employees is Essential For Our Business (and All Big Businesses)

    September 7, 2017 4:14 PM by Melissa Arnoldi and Charlene Lake

    Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. think tanks are not the only ones mulling over the future of our workforce. By 2020, the U.S. will have 85 million medium- and high-skilled job vacancies with not enough people qualified to fill them, according to McKinsey. And while solutions to this skills problem are coming from the startup world and the policy sphere, the country’s largest corporations also are playing a significant role in developing solutions.

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    Connecting Students to Their Dreams

    July 12, 2017 7:30 AM by AT&T

    Presence. Sometimes, it is all we need. An ear to listen and a voice to reassure us and offer a few words of advice. For students struggling in school, the absence of an involved adult often exacerbates the problem. That’s why mentoring programs can be so powerful. 

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    WATCH: Exploring our Talent Pipeline

    July 5, 2017 1:24 PM by AT&T

    AT&T is committed to giving employees opportunities to learn and grow. And as our business transforms, we'll continue to need new skills every year.

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    STEM-ing the Summer Slide

    June 13, 2017 12:53 PM by Anne Wintroub

    For me, summer means memories of warm stretched-out days at camp, popsicles for lunch, and reading for hours on end. Now that I’m the mother of a rising 4th grader in the information age, it means that and more – an opportunity for him to learn new skills and retain those he learned last year, so he doesn’t experience the “summer slide” that affects so many students. The summer slide is the loss of knowledge that kids experience when they take a break from their academic routines. For some families, it’s easy to combat the slide with incredible summer resources that are now available for kids to develop skills that complement classroom learning. My son will have a great summer – he’s climbing mountains and learning animation, studying streams and playing basketball. I’m jealous!

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