Collaborators and Supporters
AT&T Aspire is committed to working with organizations that deliver results that help increase graduation rates and prepare students for future success in their communities.
Collaborator Spotlight: Communities In Schools
Communities In Schools (CIS), one of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organizations, deploys approximately 3,200 school-based site coordinators as the points of contact for providing integrated student support for at-risk youth. They are supported by more than 70,000 volunteers and 15,700 community partners in nearly 200 affiliates across the network.
Through a recent $5 million contribution from AT&T, CIS will expand and strengthen its network that is helping 1.25 million of the nation’s most challenged students achieve in school, graduate and go on to college and career success. In addition, AT&T employees will support these efforts as volunteer mentors across the country.
AT&T’s $5 million contribution to CIS was one of the largest ever through AT&T Aspire. Since 2008, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have provided $14.2 million in funding to Communities In Schools and its local affiliates. With the latest contribution, AT&T is the largest corporate funder of CIS.
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Help Classrooms Across the U.S. Win Up to $5,000 to Tell Their Story
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Celebrating our Employees Living a Life of Service
During April, National Volunteer Month, we’re celebrating our employees who go above and beyond to make a positive impact on their community. Throughout the month, employees across the country will be participating in marquee volunteer events with City Year...Learn more »
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Imagination.org Inventor’s Challenge: 2018 Winners
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. – Thomas Edison I’ve always been inspired by that famous quote, and I use it today, often, with my kids. Behind Edison’s many inventions there must have been countless ima...Learn more »
Feb 22, 2018 |Learn more
How AT&T is Helping Pablo and Other Teen Filmmakers Realize Their Dreams
Seventeen-year-old Pablo Zuniga had an idea for a TV show. It wasn’t about fast cars, space or crime scene investigators. Pablo wanted to tell the world that it’s okay for boys to cry and suicide is not something to be glorified.Learn more »
Feb 12, 2018 |Learn more
DonorsChoose.org and AT&T Want Teachers to Submit Tech Ideas That Help Students Tell Stories
A podcast that empowers students to deliver local news to their community. Technology to host a blog for elementary school English language learners and their families. A year-long mobile video documentary about the benefits of therapy dogs for students wit...Learn more »
Feb 1, 2018 |Learn more
Do You Know a Young Problem Solver? The AT&T and Imagination.org Inventor's Challenge is Back
Every year, we see new inventions that solve problems and entertain. 2017 brought us a smartphone with face recognition, an electric vehicle for the masses and a stress-relieving toy everyone from your 5-year-old to your grandmother was obsessed with, seemi...Learn more »
Jan 16, 2018 |Learn more
AT&T Aspire Accelerator Alumni: Where are they now?
In the spring of 2016, CommonLit.org was a collection of about 100 individual PDF reading lessons that English teachers could download and use with their students. Despite its humble start, I had a big vision.Learn more »
Jan 11, 2018 |Learn more
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Building a company is incredibly hard... and incredibly rewarding. I know from experience. Before working at AT&T, I supported a portfolio of start-ups at a venture capital firm. There’s nothing quite like making an idea a reality and seeing its impact ...Learn more »