There are a variety of ways companies support education initiatives across the country, from philanthropic investments and fundraising to employee engagement activities and skills-based volunteering. For 2016 Civic 50 sector leaders KPMG and Freeport-McMoRan, investment in education translates to a firm-wide commitment and strategic business opportunity.
Employee Volunteer Programs
As with all rapidly growing and industrializing areas, Nigerian cities are challenged to bolster their infrastructure to support the needs of their expanding populace. In addition to concerns about education and health care, Nigerian communities are facing serious waste management concerns. On Dec. 2, GE volunteers in two Nigerian cities, Lagos and Rivers, teamed up with more than 5,400 students in 10 secondary schools on a community recycling project.
With the holidays fast approaching, individuals and organizations alike are looking for ways to give back and support those in need. This year, to bring holiday cheer to hospitalized veterans, GE volunteers in Milwaukee came together for the second year in a row to decorate the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Medical Center.
Volunteering Hungary is an organization that helps local volunteers find opportunities and the partner organizations that engage them with information, advice and training, to make the best use of their volunteers’ effort. It was 4 years ago when András F. Tóth started to think on a broader scale and discovered a way the corporations could better leverage their volunteers – through the so called pro bono service.