Collaborators and Supporters
AT&T Aspire is committed to working with organizations that deliver results that help increase graduation rates and prepare students for future success in their communities.
Collaborator Spotlight: Communities In Schools
Communities In Schools (CIS), one of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organizations, deploys approximately 3,200 school-based site coordinators as the points of contact for providing integrated student support for at-risk youth. They are supported by more than 70,000 volunteers and 15,700 community partners in nearly 200 affiliates across the network.
Through a recent $5 million contribution from AT&T, CIS will expand and strengthen its network that is helping 1.25 million of the nation’s most challenged students achieve in school, graduate and go on to college and career success. In addition, AT&T employees will support these efforts as volunteer mentors across the country.
AT&T’s $5 million contribution to CIS was one of the largest ever through AT&T Aspire. Since 2008, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have provided $14.2 million in funding to Communities In Schools and its local affiliates. With the latest contribution, AT&T is the largest corporate funder of CIS.
Other Aspire Collaborators and Supporters:
Past Collaborator Press Releases:
Latest Aspire Updates
Jul 12, 2017 |Learn more
Connecting Students to Their Dreams
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 p...Learn more »
Jul 5, 2017 |Learn more
AT&T Workforce Transformation: Exploring the Talent Pipeline
Charlene Lake, SVP - Corporate Social Responsibility & Chief Sustainability Officer at AT&T, discusses how AT&T is working with successful organizations not only to cultivate a deep and diverse talent pipeline for AT&T, but also to train and...Learn more »
Jul 5, 2017 |Learn more
Jun 13, 2017 |Learn more
May 4, 2017 |Learn more
Introducing the 2017 AT&T Aspire Accelerator Class
“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 reso...Learn more »
Apr 13, 2017 |Learn more
Gaming Philanthropy: How Sports Fans are Driving Social Good
Competition might be the spice of sports, but it’s good for charitable organizations, too. Brackets For Good aims to turn nonprofit fundraising on its ear through the concept of gamification. By tapping into the competitive spirits of “fan-lanthropists,” Br...Learn more »
Apr 7, 2017 |Learn more
AT&T's Diverse Mentoring Relationships Accelerate Employee Engagement
According to a 2015 Gallup report that includes data from over 80,000 employee interviews, employee engagement has been flat...Learn more »
Mar 29, 2017 |Learn more
Inventor’s Challenge: Switch Shelf
The Leonardo Da Vinci Prize (Grades 9–12) goes to Kellyn from Manchester, N.H., for her “Switch Shelf.” The Switch Shelf is a simple and clever invention for people living in small spaces. With wheels fitted in the back of a shelf, this piece of furniture c...Learn more »