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.Read More »
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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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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 worldRead More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
AT&T and Teach for America Expand Computer Science Opportunities to Serve 2,500 Students in Low-Income CommunitiesDecember 5, 2016 11:40 AM by AT&T
$900,000 Contribution from AT&T Provides Computer Science Programs to Teachers and Students in Seven Communities Nationwide
NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2016 — Teach For America announced today that it will expand its Computer Science (CS) initiative, bringing high-quality opportunities to teachers and students in seven regions with support from AT&T. Through its signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, the technology company will contribute $900,000 over the next two years to provide Udacity Nanodegree credential scholarships to help students learn the skills needed for entry-level jobs in the tech industry, and also to support quality professional development and resources for teachers serving 2,500 students across the Bay Area, Dallas-Fort Worth, Kansas City, New York City, Rio Grande Valley, South Carolina, and Washington D.C.
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