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Father Jeff Putthoff | 04 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

It’s amazing what hope can do for each and every one of us – it gives us the strength to pursue our ambitions. It fills us with the excitement and confidence to make our dreams become a reality.

As the Executive Director of Hopeworks, located in Camden, New Jersey, I am thankful to be part of creating hope and positive change through our youth services every day.

While Hopeworks covers a small area – just one city – the impact is immeasurable. Today in Camden more than 50 percent of children live below the poverty line and about 70 percent of youth do not go on to complete high school. It also has one of the highest rates of violence in the country. The youth in Camden face many obstacles to advancing their education and careers, and at Hopeworks we are working to remove these barriers.

Hopeworks empowers youth to identify their D.R.E.A.M.S. (Dynamic, Realizable...

Jaime Barclay | 03 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

Through the excitement and activity around #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving meant to kickstart the generosity of the holiday season and highlight all the good in the world, we thought it most appropriate to announce our ongoing commitment to our longtime nonprofit partner, Teach for America (TFA), and to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

Our future innovators are sitting in classrooms right now and with partners like Teach for America, we hope to get these students excited about STEM subjects and lead them toward a career in the technology industry. We have supported the work of TFA’s STEM recruitment for a number of years, but this year we have a more direct focus on recruiting diverse STEM educators. We have a common goal to reach those students who are...

Geetha Murali | 15 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Today—National  Philanthropy Day—and every day, we are so pleased to celebrate our relationship with Symantec.

“I am the first person in my family to be educated,” said Anita, a graduate of Room to Read’s Girls’ Education program. “I felt very proud when I was able to read some documents for my father recently and prevent us from being cheated by our neighbors. Perhaps this was the day when my father too realized the value of my education. He told my mother that he was proud of me.”

Anita had to fight for her parents’ blessing when completing secondary school and again when pursuing a university education.  Anita’s parents came close to forcing her to drop out of school in the 9th grade to prepare for marriage, but with the help of...

lora_phillips | 07 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Last Thursday, Symantec’s Vice President of Corporate Responsibility Cecily Joseph had the opportunity to join Fenton’s #CSRChat on Twitter for a live discussion on Symantec’s corporate responsibility strategy and program.

Hosted by Fenton’s Susan McPherson, award-nominated #CSRchats are bi-weekly Twitter conversations centered around important topics in corporate responsibility. Past #CSRChats have featured discussions around corporate philanthropy, crisis management and transparency, disaster relief, water sourcing, and environmental reporting.

We won’t lie, it was our first time in the driver’s seat...

Cecily Joseph | 06 Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Over the past few weeks, in honor of October's National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’ve highlighted Symantec's cybersecurity and online safety initiatives designed to achieve our mission of protecting and managing information so everyone is free to focus on achieving their goals. While our products and know-how are invaluable tools in the effort to protect and educate our communities, we could not achieve this without our international partners. These partners located across the globe provide the vital programs, infrastructure and local know-how necessary to tackle our most pressing issues.

Today I am happy to highlight our progress with some of our global partners in online safety and cyber security education:

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS): Our youth are one of the...

Marissa Rusek | 27 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

In its fiscal year 2013, Symantec contributed more than $24 million in cash and software to nonprofits working within its four philanthropic focus areas: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; online safety; diversity; and environmental responsibility. Over the next few weeks, we will hear from several of our partners on various projects and programs that Symantec is helping to support. Earlier this week, we heard from Dresden Joswig from the Rainforest Alliance. Earlier in this series, we heard from Acterra, an environmental nonprofit serving Silicon Valley, and the...

Dresden Joswig | 25 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

In its fiscal year 2013, Symantec contributed more than $24 million in cash and software to nonprofits working within its four philanthropic focus areas: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; online safety; diversity; and environmental responsibility. Over the next few weeks, we will hear from several of our partners on various projects and programs that Symantec is helping to support. Last month, we heard from Acterra, an environmental nonprofit serving Silicon Valley, and a few weeks ago from Edwin Link, Sr. Director of Academic Success, Arts, and Innovation at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Today we...

Edwin Link | 03 Sep 2013 | 0 comments

In its fiscal year 2013, Symantec contributed more than $24 million in cash and software to nonprofits working within its four philanthropic focus areas: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; online safety; diversity; and environmental responsibility. Over the next few weeks, we will hear from several of our partners on various projects and programs that Symantec is helping to support. Last week, we heard from Acterra, an environmental nonprofit serving Silicon Valley, and today we hear from Edwin Link, Sr. Director of Academic Success, Arts, and Innovation at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

 

Ask a kindergarten class if they like science and all kids will...

Alex Von Feldt | 29 Aug 2013 | 2 comments

In its fiscal year 2013, Symantec contributed more than $24 million in cash and software to nonprofits working within its four philanthropic focus areas: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; online safety; diversity; and environmental responsibility. Over the next few weeks, we will hear from several of our partners on various projects and programs that Symantec is helping to support. Today, we hear from Alex Von Feldt, program director at Acterra, an environmental nonprofit serving Silicon Valley.

 

Symantec Corporation and Acterra, a Palo Alto-based environmental nonprofit, are teaming up to install a California native plant garden at Symantec’s Mountain View campus.

The purpose of the project is to provide a lovely garden that provides quality habitat for local wildlife while demonstrating sustainable landscaping practices. ...

Ken Hess | 13 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

Science Buddies is dedicated to helping girls develop and maintain an interest in STEM learning.  In fact, 55% of Science Buddies' student-users are girls.  Science Buddies' project ideas and activities help girls to innovate, imagine, build, tinker, solve problems, and make things.

In addition, our organization helps to publicize and promote events and initiatives that encourage young female scientists and engineers, such as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, to our audience of 15 million teachers, students, and parents.

We couldn’t do this work without the support of our partners, including Symantec. Last month, Symantec announced more than $1 million in funding in support of STEM and literacy education, including to Science Buddies to allow further expansion of our computer science area to help enable and inspire student computer science...