DALLAS, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month, 40 AT&T employees gathered in a crowded cafeteria at Kimball High School in Dallas to meet the students they will mentor all year. Through weekly emails and in-person meetings, they will share academic and career advice with the students. The goal is to inspire the students to graduate from high school ready for college and careers.
"We are proud to have earned this distinction from The Civic 50. This recognition is a testament to the countless ways our employees across the country are investing in their communities every day," said Beth Shiroishi, Vice President, Sustainability and Philanthropy at AT&T. "At AT&T, community service is deeply engrained in our culture. We strive to encourage employees across all facets of the business to spend time improving the communities in which they live and work."
The Civic 50 identifies and recognizes companies for their commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities where they do business. AT&T was recognized as the No. 1 most community-minded company in the communications category.
The Civic 50 recognizes companies for their commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities where they do business. The survey was conducted by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light and published by Bloomberg News.
AT&T employees are giving their time and talents to many community initiatives. These include It Can Wait, a movement to stop texting while driving, and Do One Thing, which encourages employees to make one positive change in their lives.
This award follows AT&T's Ranking as the No. 1 Best Corporate Citizen by CRO Magazine.
To learn more about The Civic 50 survey, please visit www.Civic50.org.
About Community Engagement at AT&T
At AT&T, Community Engagement means engaging our employees to build healthy, connected, and thriving communities where we live and do business. Employees are focused on three key issues: improving educational outcomes, building sustainable communities and promoting the responsible use of technology. In 2012, employees and retirees donated more than 5.8 million hours of time to community outreach activities and pledged more than $34.8 million for charities of their choice through employee giving. Employees also committed to more than 23,500 sustainable choices through Do One Thing (DOT), which invites employees to make small, everyday choices that add up to a big positive impact for themselves, the community and/or the company.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
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