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TeleTech Community Foundation Grant Awards Positively Impacted 75,000 Students in 2016
Foundation Funding Supported 62 Education-Focused Organizations Around the World
Grants awarded by the foundation in 2016 impacted 75,000 students across 62 organizations around the globe, aimed at supporting and transforming educational opportunities for disadvantaged students. Local impact for students in
Here are just a few examples of 2016 grants awarded globally by the
Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce– Support of the local Workforce Developmentannual projects.
Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas– Grant awarded in support of a project which provides weekend hunger relief by improving access to nutritious food in backpacks during the school year for some of the most vulnerable children in the Jonesboroschool district. Funds were used to purchase nutritious food to fill the backpacks for students from the Micro-Society Elementary, where 98.6% of students are from economically disadvantaged homes.
Brazilian associates supported Associação Educacional e Assistencial Casa do Zezinho through a grant award that was used to buy kitchen equipment and sports material to be used in gastronomy and sports classes/ workshops. The organization's mission is, through education, to enable children and young adults from low-income families, vulnerable settings and in social risk to develop critical thinking and autonomous attitude to make their own decisions in life.
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Simeon Radev" - Funds provided to improve the quality of education and provide equal access to new technology for all students, with purchase of multi-media devices to equip 5 classrooms.
Rusalya Association- A grant was awarded to purchase technology and equipment for classroom use for this school of arts and crafts for socially disadvantaged children.
Challenge Program, Inc.– Sponsorship provided for
The Challenge Program, Inc., with a mission to build sustainable Business/Education partnerships while introducing students to careers in their communities. This partnership contributes to workforce and economic development by motivating students to develop the solid work habits required to succeed in school and in their future careers.
American Heart Association– Funds awarded in sponsorship of participants in The Heart Walk, a campaign which blends the benefits of physical activity, community involvement and corporate/personal giving.
Special recognition of the
Some regional projects include:
TeleTech Run in Sync (Zombie Color Run) and Hope in a Red TeleTech Backpack - A record 3,107
TeleTechemployees signed up for the event this year, and raised $7,200to provide books and school supplies. Local grade schools in the Philippineswere the lucky recipients of school supplies in red backpacks distributed by the local TeleTechleadership team.
Pasay City North High School– Facilitation provided by TeleTechand client representatives in support of regular learning sessions for topics such as basketball, volleyball, arts & craft, voice, dance, acting, etc.
Local team members requested a grant for The Ahoy Centre, a watersports charity located in one of
Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club, Inc.– Funds were awarded towards Project Learn - Literacy Skills, supporting purchase of new books for the library, book distribution, and funding for learning program participation with reading specialists and other tutoring opportunities and enrichment activities.
Children's Home Society of West Virginia– Renovation of recreation areas was made possible through funds awarded by the foundation.
West Preston School– The grant awarded provided funding for technology purchases to facilitate the development of student skills and attitudes to become motivated learners for the organization, which serves students with low income families, students with physical handicaps, students in poverty, and with low performance on state tests.
Program photos and additional regional resources are available upon request, please contact