Community Investments

AT&T Aspire is committed to supporting local organizations delivering results that help increase graduation rates and prepare students for future success. 

Since 2008, AT&T Aspire has provided support to more than 1,000 national and community organizations including school districts, higher education institutions and education-serving non-profits.

In addition to the initial Aspire competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) launched in 2008, in March 2012 we launched the AT&T Aspire Local High School Impact Initiative RFP, which focused on high school success and college- and career-readiness programs.

As part of this initiative, AT&T was most interested in funding local programs that have strong, evidence-based practices grounded in the “What Works Clearinghouse Dropout Prevention: A Practice Guide” and data-driven outcomes demonstrated to improve high school graduation rates. You can learn more about the 47 recipient organizations from 2012 here.