Local Community Investments

AT&T Aspire is committed to supporting local organizations delivering results that help reduce the dropout rates in their communities.

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 latest 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.

2014 AT&T Aspire High School Success Initiative (HSSI) RFP is now Closed.

The AT&T Aspire HSSI RFP will provide up to $10 million to eligible organizations implementing verifiable, evidenced-based interventions to improve the retention, promotion and graduation rates of students at risk of dropping out of high school. Details are available at www.AspireRFP.com. Applications are currently in process of being evaluated.