Meet Rita Figueroa. Rita is a retired professional boxer from Chicago, and is currently a service manager in AT&T customer relations. But what makes Rita so extraordinary is the more than 500 hours she spent last year volunteering her time to coach at-risk youth.Read More »
Entries filed under 'Possibilities'
Presence. Sometimes, it is all we need. An ear to listen and a voice to reassure us and offer a few words of advice. For students struggling in school, the absence of an involved adult often exacerbates the problem. That’s why mentoring programs can be so powerful.Read More »
AT&T is committed to giving employees opportunities to learn and grow. And as our business transforms, we'll continue to need new skills every year.Read More »
Since our start, AT&T has been about one thing: harnessing the power of our network to change lives and improve the world. And just as our network technology has gotten better over the years, so has our ability to address some of society’s toughest challenges.Read More »
For the third time in 5 years, AT&T has been ranked the top community-minded communications company by The Civic 50. The company has been on the list each year since Civic 50’s inception in 2012. This recognition is a testament to the culture of service at AT&T and the commitment from employees to give their time, talent and money in support of the greater good.Read More »
For me, summer means memories of warm stretched-out days at camp, popsicles for lunch, and reading for hours on end. Now that I’m the mother of a rising 4th grader in the information age, it means that and more – an opportunity for him to learn new skills and retain those he learned last year, so he doesn’t experience the “summer slide” that affects so many students. The summer slide is the loss of knowledge that kids experience when they take a break from their academic routines. For some families, it’s easy to combat the slide with incredible summer resources that are now available for kids to develop skills that complement classroom learning. My son will have a great summer – he’s climbing mountains and learning animation, studying streams and playing basketball. I’m jealous!Read More »
Enjoying a day away from the office with a few hotdogs, cold drinks and a lot of sun makes for a great Memorial Day, but that isn’t exactly what the day is all about. In 2003, I left my family, friends, and future wife for an active duty deployment in the United States Army. In 2005, I left my wife of 1 month for a deployment to Baghdad, Iraq that would last over a year. Our Forward Operating Base (FOB) would often go on “Comms Blackout,” usually meaning a soldier on our FOB had been killed or seriously injured and their family was being officially notified.Read More »
“How can I help students in new and lasting ways?” That’s a question all innovators in education ask… daily.
“How can the program, platform or product I’m working on make a difference in learners’ lives? Does it connect teachers to new, untapped resources? Does it help engage caregivers in a child’s learning? Does it allow students to see things in a different light? Does it help?”Read More »
When BRT’s sustainability report first launched, the world was a very different place. The smartphone was in its infancy, the “Internet of Things” (IoT) didn’t exist and “the cloud” was something you saw in the sky. But over the past decade, innovation has sparked a profound technology revolution, giving us more tools than ever to address the world’s challenges. And AT&T has been engaged every step of the way.Read More »
I’ve spent some of the best days of my life out on a hiking trail, clearing brush, field checking maps and leading crews that rehabilitate trails and build new ones. You might see me carrying a clipboard and counting deer droppings, cutting brush with loppers or clearing blown down trees with a chain saw. Or perhaps you might find me building a bridge, swinging a sledge hammer or moving big rocks to build stepping stones or stairs. It’s not a high-paying job; it’s not even a paying job, actually. Money isn’t the point. I volunteer because it’s infinitely rewarding. I get to work with a great group of likeminded folks to ensure future generations can enjoy the hiking trails I have loved for so long.Read More »