NEW YORK, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, and NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Group (NYSE: NTT), today announced the two companies held a community service day on Thursday, May 23 to benefit New York City non-profit organization Harlem Grown. Dimension Data and NTT Com are data, cloud and international communications businesses within the NTT Group and both companies have their U.S. headquarters in New York City. For the fifth consecutive year, employees helped City Year New York maintain and develop new community gardens that benefit local schools, seniors and other community members.
"We were very pleased to partner with City Year and our sister company NTT Com to once again give back to the local New York area community," said Denise Messineo, head of Human Resources for Dimension Data Americas. "Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, Heads, Hearts and Hands, spans the breadth of our global business, involving 51 countries in five regions. This day of service allowed us to help Harlem Grown, and provided employees in New York City – our U.S. headquarters – with a fantastic opportunity to give back."
Harlem Grown is an independent, non-profit organization that partners with the New York City Parks Department and Department of Education and a variety of food advocacy and community agriculture organizations. The main function of Harlem Grown is to connect local public schools to the greater community through the use of common garden spaces and mutually engaging activities.
Dimension Data's Heads, Hearts and Hands program enables the company to share resources globally and work together with employees across three main areas: social issues, environmental issues, and ethics and governance. As part of the program, Dimension Data employees receive eight hours of paid time off annually to give back to the charities of their choice. Every year, across the Americas, the company's employees participate in hundreds of CSR initiatives with organizations such as the MS Society, Habitat for Humanity, and the Ronald McDonald House. Worldwide, Dimension Data participates in more than 500 initiatives every year.
NTT Com's CSR priority areas are contributing to society, protecting the environment, respecting employees, and corporate governance. In the United States, NTT Com maintains a strong dedication to societal contributions. As part of its commitment to community beautification, for the second year in a row, NTT Com joined Dimension Data for this day of service with City Year New York.
About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Visit us at www.dimensiondata.com/na and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.
About NTT Communications
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security, and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company's worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching over 160 countries, and over 140 secure data centers. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies, including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO, and NTT DATA.
For U.S. product and service information, please visit www.us.ntt.com
About City Year
City Year is an education-focused, non-profit organization founded in 1988 that partners with public schools to provide full-time targeted intervention for students most at risk of dropping out. In more than 20 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, our teams of young AmeriCorps leaders support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs that keep kids in school and on track to graduate.
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