Entries filed under 'Possibilities'

    Aspire Accelerator 2017: Applications from Across America

    March 7, 2017 11:13 AM by Anne Wintroub

    In January, we announced an open call for applications to the AT&T Aspire Accelerator. Now in its third year, the Aspire Accelerator supports innovations that can help every student achieve a bright, successful future—exponentially and at scale.

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    How our Love for Sports can Help Drive Social Good

    February 24, 2017 2:30 PM by Bill Soards

    Nearly every person in Indiana can tell you what they were doing in March of 2010. The Hoosier state’s own Butler University became the Cinderella story of men’s college basketball tournament, making it all the way to the championship game only to lose in the final seconds. They enjoyed the journey so much that they did it all again as a #8 seed in 2011, outplaying others for a spot in the championship game once more. 

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    DonorsChoose.org Sets Students up for Success Before the School Bell Rings

    February 21, 2017 10:14 AM by Jennifer Enderlin

    On our AT&T Aspire team, we often talk about the importance of providing students with access to tech and other 21st century tools to enhance learning in the classroom. However, we need to make sure students’ most basic needs are met first. If young people come to school uncomfortable – whether they are hungry, cold or in need of personal care – it becomes almost impossible for them to focus on the task at hand.

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    Shaping the Future

    February 2, 2017 11:45 AM by Anne Wintroub

    As part of AT&T’s Aspire initiative – which accelerates the learning revolution and connects it with the young people who need it most – we’ve invested more than $350 million to help ensure all students have access to the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. We know that in order to truly accomplish this mission, we must look to those “on the ground: ”the teachers and inventors who are creating solutions for our students using the power of technology.

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    Inventor’s Challenge: Playing the Way to a Better Tomorrow

    January 23, 2017 12:59 PM by Anne Wintroub

    If there is one thing I’ve learned from my kids, it’s that they see things from a whole different perspective! I believe when it comes to tackling challenges in our communities, sometimes all you need is a child’s ingenuity. That’s the guiding premise of the Inventor’s Challenge, an opportunity for kids of all ages to create novel, imaginative and perhaps even viable solutions to challenges they see in their schools, communities and the world

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    VIDEO: Entrepreneurs Changing the Game

    January 13, 2017 8:17 PM by Mike Beaudoin

    What is innovation? It’s generating new ideas, solving complex problems, bringing new products and services to market, and improving customer experiences. Innovation lies at the heart of AT&T’s business philosophy. It helps us to stay competitive in a changing marketplace, respond to and drive consumer demand, as well as find new ways to deliver products and services to address some of society’s biggest challenges. 

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    VIDEO: Being the Change – Women in Tech

    January 12, 2017 8:30 AM by Anne Wintroub

    At AT&T, more than 84,200 women work to transform the way we connect with our world. These women are executives, engineers, marketers, sales people, financial professionals, installation technicians and attorneys. They are innovators. They are mentors. And they’re leaders.

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    AT&T Accepting Applications for Ed-Tech Accelerator

    January 10, 2017 8:00 AM by AT&T

    For- and Non-Profit Organizations Driving Social Impact Can Apply

    SAN FRANCISCO, California. January 10, 2017 — AT&T is calling on innovative ed-tech ventures to apply for the 2017 AT&T Aspire Accelerator.  In its third year, the Aspire Accelerator’s mission is to support innovations that can help every student achieve a bright, successful future—exponentially and at scale. For and non-profit organizations chosen to participate in the program receive financial investment, access to expert services and mentorship.

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    AT&T and DIRECTV Colombia: Our Social Commitment

    December 15, 2016 9:55 AM by Natalia Iregui

    Last month, the Colombian national government, through the Ministry Of National Education, recognized the work of DIRECTV Colombia for our contributions as an ally for education in the country. This award – together with our two prior recognitions by the Colombian British Chamber of Commerce and Global Pacto – United Nations – further acknowledges our social commitment to the communities where we live and work.

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    Closing the College Gap

    December 8, 2016 3:41 PM by Nicole Anderson, John Bridgeland and Robert Balfanz

    For most of the last century, the United States led the world in educational attainment and the economic and social mobility of its people. As our advantage has been slipping in recent decades, leaders from the President to philanthropists have set goals for boosting the percentage of Americans who complete some form of college, so more Americans are prepared for the rigors of the workplace and being engaged members of society. 

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