City Year and AT&T have teamed up to help keep students in school and on track to succeed. Since 2012, AT&T has contributed more than $2 million to City Year and engaged its employees to mentor students and City Year AmeriCorps members in Dallas, Sacramento, Little Rock, Columbus, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.
In Columbus, Chicago and Los Angeles AT&T’s support will be used to impact students in schools where the Diplomas Now initiative is in place. Diplomas Now unites three organizations – City Year, Johns Hopkins Talent Development Secondary, and Communities In Schools, to create a pioneering secondary school partnership focused on meeting the holistic needs of all students in grades 6 through 12. The partnership uses real-time student performance data to identify the students that need help, and to determine the most effective interventions to support them.
With more than 1 million students impacted since its launch in 2008, AT&T Aspire is AT&T’s signature education initiative, focusing on high school success and career readiness. AT&T is investing in innovative education organizations, tools and solutions; and employing technology and capabilities that are unique to AT&T.
“At AT&T, we are dedicated to supporting programs like City Year, which help ensure children around the country have the tools they need to stay in school and on track to graduate,” said Jim Cicconi, Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T, Inc.
About Philanthropy and 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. In 2013, more than $130 million was contributed or directed through corporate-, employee-, social investment- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs.
AT&T Aspire is AT&T's signature education initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism, and mentoring.