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Jaime Barclay | 30 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

Tuesday, May 6th marks a special day for non-profits in Silicon Valley - Silicon Valley Gives Day! For 24 hours, one website will provide a single donation platform to benefit over 650 non-profits working in Silicon Valley.

As part of Silicon Valley Gives Day, Symantec is matching all donations up to $10,000 to one of our non-profit partners - Techbridge.

Techbridge, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring underrepresented girls in science, technology, and engineering, has worked with over 4,000 girls in grades 5-12 through its after-school and summer programs in the San Francisco Bay area. From tackling...

Kristen Woods | 18 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

Some days it’s what I do outside of my “day job” at Symantec that reminds me why I am proud to be a part of this organization. As many of us who work for Symantec know, the company is not just about the financial bottom line. Symantec also strives to have a wider positive impact on our communities through the company’s philanthropic strategy that contributes primarily to four key focus areas - science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, and equal access to education, diversity, online safety, and environmental responsibility.

My manager, Tom Martin, leads a newly formed organization, created as part of the transformation to our new business strategy, which we call Symantec 4.0. As a leadership team, we wanted to signal to our new organization the value (both personal and professional) of supporting the company's key philanthropic focus areas, and to provide another proof point of the benefits of reaching out beyond our organization.

To do this, 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...

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...

Linda Rosen | 07 May 2013 | 0 comments

We may not know who first said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” but we certainly understand the message!  Symantec, a member of Change the Equation,  is doing its part to help ensure that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning in  elementary, middle and high schools is not the same old thing leading to the same disappointing results.  Last week Symantec reaffirmed that commitment by hosting, along with Change the Equation and The California STEM Learning Network, a meeting at its offices in Mountain View for business leaders and others to engage around California’s role in both Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

 For nearly 20 years, California has received plaudits for its content frameworks in K-12 mathematics and science....

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...

lora_phillips | 27 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

On Monday, Symantec announced more than $1 million in education grants to nonprofit organizations around the globe. Over the next couple weeks, we'll feature the perspectives of some of our nonprofit partners in this space. Today we hear from NPower, an organization providing IT services and training to nonprofits, schools, and young adults.

We applaud Symantec for their commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, announced earlier this week in celebration of International Corporate Philanthropy Day. In their Fiscal Year 2013, Symantec granted $1 million to nonprofits working in  STEM and literacy education,...