Community Foundation: Global Impact
We’re excited to look back on all the amazing things our employees made happen through the TeleTech Community Foundation in 2014 and 2015. Take a look at what our employees accomplished together to help students in need:
Provided modern technology
The Foundation fulfilled nearly 21 technology-specific grant requests in 2014. Among them was the need to obtain support for a dome theater at Kingwood Elementary School in Morgantown, WV, which would allow students to learn in a fun “edutainment” setting. In addition, the Foundation donated $50,000 worth of iPads to University Preparatory School in Denver, Colorado, as well as computers, printers, projectors, smart boards and more. Thanks to the expertise of our Information Technology team, we were also able to provide consultation and support to numerous educational organizations.
Enhanced arts and music education
Our 10-year partnership with the Denver Art Museum allows us to bring the arts to thousands of children and families each day in Colorado. In the TeleTech-sponsored Just for Fun Center, art activities are free and available to the public. From dressing up in costumes to coloring pictures, the Foundation has provided the ability for children to enjoy these activities in one of the most renowned art museums in the world. In addition to this partnership, we have received, and fulfilled, a number of grant requests from our employees to enhance the musical experience for students. One of those requests was for the Mount Saint Vincent Home in Denver, Colorado, which provides a safe learning environment for abused and neglected children.
In September, 2014, Dominique Savio Primary School opened its doors for the first time since the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. With support from the Foundation and the TeleTech Facilities team, the school was rebuilt and furnished to accommodate the more than 250 students who occupy the building today. Thousands of miles away, the Foundation also partnered with the Facilities team to build a set of bleachers at St. Francis of Assisi School in Silay City, Philippines. The community was very grateful for this gift, as they formerly had to sit on the grass and dirt during school events.
Improved reading skills
From Mexico to the Philippines and the U.S., our employees read and gave books to hundreds of students in 2014 and 2015. In Leon, Mexico, the Foundation fulfilled a grant request from Universidad de La Salle Bajio A.C. to purchase books that have been used to tutor nearly 300 students. In the Philippines, our employees played a key part in the construction of a new library and the donation of books for the children at Masamat Elementary School. And finally, in the U.S., 40 employees from corporate headquarters in Colorado volunteered to read to 125 students at University Preparatory School through our Book Trust partnership, which funds at-home libraries for students.