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Symantec Corporate Responsibility | 11 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

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In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, Code.org has organized its second annual Hour of Code. This global initiative challenges millions of students to try one hour of coding. The organization targets students and school classrooms to participate in the largest education event in history. All the tools to organize an event as well as one-hour tutorials in over thirty languages are available online.

STEM jobs are expected to increase by two times the national average, yet 90% of schools do not offer computer science classes to students. This leaves a significant gap in talent. In response to the discrepancy between students pursuing computer science degrees and job market opportunities,...

Symantec Corporate Responsibility | 03 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

Guest post by Ouafae Alami, 2014 Emerging Leader from Morocco

Being selected in the 2014 TechWomen program has been a dream one true. One month already spent in Silicon Valley–the temple of technologies that every engineer dreams to visit–I can’t begin to describe my feelings! One thing I can say is something in my has changed; my life perception has changed. Visiting LinkedIn,TwitterMozillaMicrosoftCiscoGoogleFacebook and many other innovative companies is dream that came true because of the TechWomen...

lora_phillips | 02 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

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Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day committed to celebrating generosity. Started in 2012 by 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, #GivingTuesday was founded with a simple ask – give back. Thanksgiving Day is an American tradition founded on the expression of gratitude, followed by two big days focused on shopping, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday reignites the philanthropic spirit of the holidays and encourages individuals and groups to give back through volunteering, donations, or engaging in other creative ways to make a difference.

Community investment is central to Symantec’s corporate responsibility strategy, and on this #GivingTuesday, we want to highlight our partnership with...

Symantec Corporate Responsibility | 25 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is a key philanthropic focus area for Symantec. Despite the career opportunities and job growth in STEM fields, there is a shortage of interest among young people, particularly among women and minorities. Among the students who took the 2013 ACT exams, only 23% of high school seniors expressed interest in pursuing STEM college majors and careers. Symantec has promised an investment of $20 million by 2020 to support STEM education. The partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a strategic and vital step in promoting STEM education among youth.

One piece to promoting STEM careers among young people is to introduce them to occupations in STEM, what they entail and the steps one can take to pursue such a career. Four Symantec employees share their career...

Symantec Corporate Responsibility | 18 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

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Today, strong partnerships are critical to developing pathways that inspire youth to succeed in STEM careers. Working alongside Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Symantec is playing a key role as an innovator and thought leader, increasing STEM programming and opportunities in the communities in which we serve.

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Each year Symantec worldwide works with thousands of internal and external stakeholders to help drive progress within our four philanthropic focus areas: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; online safety; diversity; and environmental responsibility. Today, we take a look at STEM, and how Symantec is partnering and inspiring youth to become our future leaders and innovators.

Symantec is committed to promoting STEM education, and helping today’s youth understand and prepare for the vast career opportunities these fields offer. In fact, one goal,...

Marian Merritt | 14 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

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We can all agree that children need to be taught best practices on how to use the Internet and technology. There are many common pitfalls, and we want children to learn how to steer clear of those problems. Just as important, we want them to be kind and respectful in their online interactions, to guard their privacy and their reputation, and learn to be good digital citizens. Too often, the responsibility for this education falls in the hands of parents, who may not have the background or information to handle this effort. Some schools have added lessons and assemblies about online safety and digital citizenship into their curriculum, but still many others have not.

Symantec employees believe that our school-age children deserve to be taught these lessons and that they should be designed in a way that is appropriate for their age and their maturity level. To assist in...

Ashley Savageau | 18 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.”

Nelson Mandela

Can you spare 67 minutes of your time helping others?

That is the question posed by International Mandela Day, a day of celebration honoring the many ways Nelson Mandela gave back to his community and world. Created in 2009 and celebrated each year on July 18th, the former South African President’s birthday, the day asks that everyone give 67 minutes of their time in service to others, signifying the 67-plus years that the former South African President spent dedicated to promoting a culture of peace and freedom, and helping our world in so many ways.

Across Symantec, we are ...

Cecily Joseph | 24 Jun 2014 | 2 comments

Today was an exciting day for Symantec, and a first for the company on multiple fronts. Standing alongside former United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Symantec Senior Vice President Aled Miles launched our signature Corporate Responsibility program - the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3)—at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Denver.

180px_Hillary_1.jpg"This has been a priority for us because six years after the financial crash, many young people are still struggling. In fact, one of the most terrifying statistics is that nearly six million young Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 are out of school and out of work, and for those who don't get a college education or even high school, most doors just won't open no matter how hard they knock," said...

Cecily Joseph | 11 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

In my role as Vice President of Corporate Responsibility for Symantec, I have the privilege of driving the global implementation of Symantec’s community investment strategy and seeing first hand how organizations like Teach For America—our longest-standing philanthropic partner—are helping to inspire leaders, encourage creativity and collaboration, and make a meaningful impact for children and families in communities across the country.

Today’s students will become our next generation of leaders and innovators. As both a parent and a passionate technology professional, I deeply understand the role that education plays in the lives of children, and am honored to congratulate the winners of the 12th annual Symantec Innovation in Teaching Awards...

Jaime Barclay | 29 May 2014 | 0 comments

Finalists for the Teach for America Symantec Innovation in Teaching Awards were announced last week. Go behind the scenes and meet the innovators—and be sure to vote for your favorite!

Great teachers don’t just teach the future, they invent it. Finalists for the Teach For America Symantec Innovation in Teaching Awards were announced last week. Now is your chance to help select the winners.

What makes an innovative teacher? From STEM education to promoting entrepreneurship to using Instagram to engage students, these teachers have gone above and beyond to inspire their students. These 10 finalists were selected for their innovation, collaboration, and measured classroom results.

Meet the teachers who are changing the way their students learn, and vote for...