Teachers at school districts serving military-connected communities woke up this morning to great news: AT&T* flash-funded projects they listed on crowd-funding site DonorsChoose.org. More than 790 projects were fulfilled, benefitting more than 680 teachers and more than 83,690 students. We gave more than $532,000 in honor of Veterans Day.Read More »
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Story time is a part of a nightly routine in households across America. It’s a great time for children to expand their imaginations, connect with their parents and enhance their reading skills. For the Bobletts and other military families however, story time isn’t a given.Read More »
Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) compels you to take action. Surrounded by philanthropists, community leaders, social entrepreneurs, educators and politicians, you can’t help but witness the impacts and feel the energy pulsing through the crowd.Read More »
General Assembly and AT&T Expand Opportunities for Young People and Veterans as Part of a Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI AMERICA) “Commitment to Action”10 Jun 2015 by AT&T
New Scholarships Increase Pipeline of Underrepresented Individuals in the Tech Industry
DENVER, June 9, 2014 – General Assembly (GA), the global educational institution building a community of entrepreneurs and professionals through instruction and opportunity in technology, business and design, today announced a $250,000 contribution from AT&T to expand GA’s “Opportunity Fund” scholarship program. The collaboration was formalized by Jake Schwartz, co-founder and CEO, General Assembly, and Nicole Anderson, Executive Director of Philanthropy, AT&T Services, Inc. as a Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) Commitment to Action.Read More »
In recognition of National Military Appreciation Month, my colleagues and I are participating in a virtual book drive for military families by donating to United Through Reading. United Through Reading is an organization that provides personalized videos of deployed parents reading stories to their children back home. Military children face big challenges, including frequent separation from their loved ones. United Through Reading helps military children feel emotionally connected to their parents, while also helping them to enjoy reading.Read More »
Any military veteran can tell you it takes a steel brush to clean the marks and stains off combat boots, and they never really look brand new again. It’s similar to the memories of one AT&T Veteran who has served three tours of duty since the age of 17. Combat has left an indelible mark on Hugh Meehan’s mind and heart.
They are changed forever.Read More »
Returning from battle is not easy for any veteran. In a short period of time, I was forced to go from 60 to 0; I went from training and deployment to taking tests and sitting in a classroom. For me, adjusting to the lack of a constant adrenaline rush was a struggle and one that I was determined to overcome. As I transitioned from active service to life as a student, I decided to embrace the transition and make the most of all the opportunities I could.Read More »
How do you show appreciation for those who protect our freedom? That’s a tough question – and it’s one AT&T employees thought about as they planned events this past Veterans Day to honor those who have served our country.
Fireworks, BBQ, parades, time with family and friends…there is so much to look forward to going into the celebrations this weekend. As we pause tomorrow to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy this Independence Day, I hope we all remember those who have sacrificed so much to protect the rights we can often take for granted.Read More »
Many people think that most veterans are male, and although that’s still true, times are changing. Many more women have stepped up to serve after 9/11, bringing female representation to 15 percent of today’s active duty military and 18 percent of National Guard and Reserve forces. Nearly 2.3 million women constitute 20 percent of post-9/11 veterans and 10 percent of all living veterans.Read More »