Recognized for its sound business practices and financial transparency, Communities In Schools continues to attract the support of a diverse group of partners, even during tough economic times. We wish to acknowledge some of our most ardent supporters.
AT&T and Communities In Schools share a sense of urgency to advance the national movement focused on improving student success in an increasingly competitive global economy that demands a skilled workforce and informed citizenry. Since 2008, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have provided more than $8.5 million in funding to the Communities In Schools network. This support is part of AT&T Aspire, AT&T’s $350 million commitment to education. Launched in 2008, AT&T Aspire is one of the largest-ever corporate commitments to address high school success and workforce readiness.
Altria supports Communities In Schools at the national, state and affiliate level as part of its commitment to positive youth development. Altria invests in leading youth-serving organizations to help provide youth with the positive support they need to make healthy choices and achieve their full potential in school, work and life.
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Bank of America supports Communities In Schools through its Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, a signature philanthropic program, which recognizes, nurtures, and rewards community-based organizations, local heroes and student leaders working to improve their communities. In order to address critical neighborhood needs, Bank of America works with local community leaders to identify economic and social priorities, and the visionaries working to sustain, strengthen and grow our communities.
Cisco provides monetary and product donations to help nonprofits create scalable, replicable and sustainable solutions utilizing technology. With a focus on underserved populations and innovative solutions, Cisco is working with Communities In Schools to improve our technological capabilities.
Gap and Communities In Schools have partnered together for Gap’s “Give Twice” initiative, with 2 percent of GiftCard purchases benefitting Communities In Schools. The Give Twice campaign has raised Communities In Schools’ visibility and strengthened Gap’s proud tradition of engaging its customers, employees and stakeholders in investing in preparing underserved young people for adult life. Gap has supported a number of local Communities In Schools affiliates and currently has volunteering partnerships with Communities In Schools of Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle.
Travelers across America are coming face-to-face with Communities In Schools thanks to a partnership with travel retailer Hudson Group. Collection boxes featuring Communities In Schools have been placed prominently in 600 Hudson stores in airports and other transportation centers across the country. The generosity of the American traveling public has already raised over $270,000 to support the work of Communities In Schools. Hudson has a strong record for aiding in humanitarian relief efforts, and supporting the underserved young people right here in the United States.
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MetLife Foundation has supported the establishment of the Robert H.B. Baldwin Fellows Program, a nonprofit leadership development initiative at Communities In Schools and has provided funding for the creation of an after-school program toolkit.
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The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) supports Communities In Schools through a multi-state mentoring grant. As a result, nearly 2,000 at-risk youth are matched with mentors in their community who provide stability and inspiration. Mentors work to reduce at-risk behavior and keep young people in school and on track for a bright future.
Procter & Gamble
P&G is committed to improving lives for children in need through its global cause - Live, Learn and Thrive. Every day P&G Live, Learn and Thrive® is helping children get off to a healthy start, receive access to education, and build skills for life.
"We are honored to partner with Communities In Schools and Costco on this important effort," said Brian Sasson, Global Manager for P&G's Social Investments. "Ensuring children and youth have access to education is a fundamental component of our Live, Learn and Thrive cause. Finding solutions to help keep students in school and learning drives not only their success, but that of our nation as well."
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Julian Robertson, former board member and now National Leadership Council member, was one of the earliest supporters of Communities In Schools. The Robertson Foundation has provided major support to grow and strengthen the entire Communities In Schools Network. "Early on, I also met a man named Bill Milliken, who in my opinion is the greatest venture capitalist in the good-works field. He was a refugee of the gang warfare which existed in Pittsburgh and New York and became an incredible leader with his Communities In Schools, which is now in 26 states and in 3,400 schools serving 1.4 million children annually." Julian Robertson, The Giving Pledge.
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The Capital One Foundation
With a focus on programming and nonprofit development that drives education-centered community revitalization, the Capital One Foundation identifies best practices and proven successful metrics and models that can be translated across geographic scope and then shared with the broader community. The Capital One Foundation’s support of Communities In Schools has been instrumental in our ability to measure the economic impact of our work and demonstrate our success in producing positive outcomes for the 1.25 million youth we serve. The Capital One Foundation recently awarded Communities In Schools a grant to support our Alumni Network.
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