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HancockP | 06 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

In honor of International Volunteer Day this week we are featuring a “Sustainability Spotlight” series, highlighting employees across Symantec who incorporate aspects of corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability into their day jobs. This series will focus on volunteering and highlight some of the extraordinary efforts employees are making in their communities that last year helped Symantec increase volunteer hours by 41 percent. Yesterday we took a look back at our first Sustainability Spotlight employee, Claire Scull. Today we feature Peter Hancock, Sr. Director, Technical Sales Organization, who was just honored for his volunteer work with non-profit NPower, receiving...

claire scull | 05 Dec 2013 | 0 comments

Today is International Volunteer Day and to celebrate we are featuring a “Sustainability Spotlight” series, highlighting employees across Symantec who incorporate aspects of corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability into their day jobs. This series will focus on volunteering and highlight some of the extraordinary efforts employees are making in their communities that last year helped Symantec increase volunteer hours by 41 percent. Today we start with a look back at our first Sustainability Spotlight employee Claire Scull, with a post on her experience and involvement in this year’s Byte Night event in the UK.

 

Some people might think it’s crazy that I...

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...

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 | 1 comment

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. ...

Natasha Marston | 18 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

As one of the leading security and storage companies in the world, Symantec already does so much for the global community. Its mission, to enable people, businesses, and governments to protect and manage their information so they can focus on achieving their aspirations, is already promoting our most fundamental and most basic human rights.  

Symantec is a large corporation, and due to its size, I personally believe it has a corporate responsibility to not only uphold and maintain its mission but to also make great contributions in philanthropic and volunteering opportunities for the betterment of our world and our future. It would bring me great pride, joy and honour to work for a global organization that aims to achieve a triple bottom line. Every corporation strives for acclaimed performance and high profits; but a corporation can distinguish itself even further by making corporate responsibility just as important of an objective. With great responsibility comes...

Ashley Savageau | 11 Jul 2013 | 2 comments

The advancement of technology has brought us endless benefits. We can now video chat with a friend across the world for free. We can watch our favorite movies on the plane, at the park or in the car. In an emergency we can contact our loved ones instantly.

In my role at Symantec, technology has completely changed the volunteering landscape. How, you might ask? A key way is through the advent, and now increase, of virtual volunteering opportunities. With virtual volunteering employees can now volunteer from their desk, their home, or wherever they have an Internet connection.  This is huge for so many people, who may be deterred from volunteering due to time or life contstraints, or may not find a local opportunity that matches their interests.

For example, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) helps both volunteers and development organizations find online volunteering opportunities (or volunteers)...

Cecily Joseph | 25 Feb 2013 | 2 comments

Today, Symantec is announcing more than $1 million in grant funding to education-focused initiatives. Education – particularly science, technology engineering, and math education, as well as equal access to education around the globe – is a strong focus for Symantec. In addition to the corporate grants we are announcing today, employees at more than 26 office locations around the world are supporting local education initiatives – volunteering in classrooms, building libraries, acting as science fair mentors, and much more.

Some of these relationships are new ones for Symantec, reflecting our growth in this space and our maturation as a global company. Others are long-standing partners with whom we’ve worked for many years, establishing joint goals and executing programs around the globe. These latest grants give us an opportunity to deepen our engagement with these partners, to more fully apply our resources in terms of employee time and talent, and...

lora_phillips | 20 Dec 2012 | 1 comment

The holidays are about giving - not just to our families, but to others less fortunate than us. In the spirit of the holidays, this month we will feature a three-part series (see part 1 here, part 2 here) highlighting just some of the wonderful philanthropic initiatives spearheaded by local Symantec offices. Thank you to everyone across the Symantec global community that is volunteering, donating and contributing this holiday season…and everyday! Today with hear from David Marra, Renewals Representative and member of Symantec Ireland's community outreach team.

 

Symantec Ireland takes great pride in the impressive effort its passionate team members put forth in giving back to their local communities...

Analaura Capetillo | 13 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

The holidays are about giving - not just to our families, but to others less fortunate than us. In the spirit of the holidays, this month we will feature a three-part series (see part 1 here, and part 3 here) highlighting just some of the wonderful philanthropic initiatives spearheaded by local Symantec offices. Thank you to everyone across the Symantec global community that is volunteering, donating and contributing this holiday season…and everyday! Today with hear from Analaura Capetillo, Executive Assistant and volunteer leader of Dallas’ community outreach initiatives.

 

Each year as a company, the Dallas office chooses a holiday giving project with the goal of helping someone’s life be a little bit...