253.3 million invested in AT&T Aspire over three years toward a $350 million commitment.
Preparing tomorrow’s workforce for college and careers creates opportunities for people around the world. Our resources unleash the possibility for communities to be successful. Through investments in both innovative ed-tech and proven education programs, and through one-on-one mentorship alongside large-scale volunteer efforts, possibilities unlock.
Technology is fundamentally altering education by removing barriers so that everyone - regardless of age, gender, income or location - has the opporrtunity to make her dreams a reality. We are driving this change by developing tools for anytime, anywhere learning.
When mentors connect to young people, both are changed for the better. Through Aspire Mentoring Academy, we set a goal to provide 1 million hours of student mentoring by AT&T employees by the end of 2016.
The tech industry needs a capable and diverse pipeline of employees to fuel 21st century jobs. The need is currently outpacing the supply of skilled talent. To power the global economy, we need to bridge the skills gap and build a diverse talent pipeline for the jobs of today and the future.
When communities connect with proven strategies to help student achieve, graduation rates rise.
In 2014, our employees and retirees volunteered more than 5.6 million hours of time in community outreach activities - worth more than $126 million.
When a mentor and a student connect and share experiences, both gain perspective. Aspire Mentoring Academy matches AT&T employees with students who need mentors. We collaborate with nonprofit education groups to make these matches. Events take place at AT&T work locations, online and in the community. The program helps students gain life skills, learn about diverse career paths, and ultimately understand how their achievements today connect to their success tomorrow.
Our company and our communities are better off thanks to the commitment of our employee volunteers. Each year we recognize volunteers from across the company who’ve given more than 100 hours of their own time to serve others.
AT&T assists victims of natural disasters and affected communities through corporate giving, volunteerism and network preparedness and response. Our Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) organization helps people maintain vital wireless and wired connections in the midst of turmoil.
Think of one action you can take today to improve the world around you. What if taking this action inspired two others to take an action of their own? By doing one thing, you could open up possibilities for people you may not even know. This is the challenge we pose to employees with our Do One Thing (DOT) initiative.
Through DOT, we aim to help employees create their own social movement. From volunteering at a local animal shelter to using less paper, DOTs are about combining all of our personal efforts to change the world around us.