What are the qualities that define a community? Unity, commitment, and adaptability – all values, when woven together, describe the values our teams work hard to uphold, in and outside the company.
As 2020 comes to an end, we remain steadfast in our commitment to be there for friends, families, coworkers and neighbors. Whether it’s addressing social and economic barriers or empowering those particularly affected by the pandemic, we continue to collaborate with civic and non-profit organizations to provide our communities with the resources they need.
This year we have donated nearly $600,000 to local organizations as part of Believe SC, our umbrella program to help make a difference in lives statewide by tackling the problems of food insecurity and economic equality.i Recipients include Greenville Unity Park, Serve & Connect, Communities In Schools of Charleston, the Hispanic Alliance, and four food banks that serve the entire state.
Believe SC is an extension of AT&T BelievesSM, a larger company-wide initiative, which aims to create positive change in local communities by helping assure equality of opportunity for everyone. Whether focused on skills gaps, career opportunities, community safety, or supporting area families and youth, the Believe campaigns across the country are focused on removing local barriers to success as we support our corporate value, Stand for Equality.
From opening opportunity’s doors to closing technology gaps, I invite you to read below and learn more about our journey to building a resilient community.
Leveling the playing field: changing barriers to opportunities
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the world to rapidly change the ways we live and work. So, in a time not short on challenges, how do we change barriers to opportunities? We level the playing field.
Supporting equality and upward mobility for underserved communities
At AT&T, we believe each of us has a role in identifying and addressing racial inequality wherever it exists. Many actions can yield positive changes. However, it is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Here’s what we’re doing to make a difference:
i The company contributed $500,000, and the Foundation contributed $100,000 of the $600,000.