Employees Give Back in Newark in Celebration of National Volunteer Month
As part of National Volunteer Month celebrations, around 130 volunteers from AT&T teamed up with City Year, an education organization that helps students and schools succeed, to help paint, landscape and update Weequahic High School in Newark.
The company is engaging in activities throughout the month to celebrate the commitment of employees who go above and beyond to create positive change in their communities.
Nationwide, marquee volunteer events with City Year’s Care Force team are happening in select cities and engaging hundreds of employees across the country. The activities include painting murals, landscaping and beautifying outdoor spaces.
"AT&T employees are committed to serving their communities across the country,” said Jackie Jackson, Director of AT&T Mobility & Entertainment, and Aspire Mentoring Lead. “We are thrilled to partner with City Year’s Care Force team to make improvements to the hallways, classrooms and grounds at Weequahic, which will have a positive impact on learning.”
Jackson added that as part of the AT&T Aspire Mentoring initiative, AT&T volunteers have mentored students from Weequahic HS over the past 5 years, and “we’re excited about continuing to make a difference in the lives of these students.”
"We are excited to collaborate with AT&T to engage employees in high-impact service days to create more welcoming environments for students in communities across the country," said City Year Co-Founder and CEO Michael Brown.
For more information on AT&T’s mentoring and volunteering programs, go to about.att.com/content/csr/home/possibilities.html#mentoring-and-volunteering.
About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. The company's signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. With a financial commitment of $400 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality.
About City Year & its Partnership with AT&T
Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in 28 high-need communities across the U.S. to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. As a national strategic partner, AT&T sponsors teams of City Year AmeriCorps members working in schools and partners with City Year’s Care Force® team to engage employees in service to their communities.