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Pledge Company Spotlight: Best Buy's Geek Squad Summer Academy

About eight years ago, Robert Stephens, the visionary entrepreneur who started Geek Squad, saw a need for kids to get technical education and created a tech camp for youth at a school in North Minneapolis. The following year, Geek Squad Agents at Best Buy carried on Robert’s vision and developed a program specifically tailored for young women. They recognized a nation-wide gender gap in technology, and they were determined they could do something about it.

Collaborate and Listen

This guest post was written by Matthew Combs, Founder and CEO of YourCause, LLC. Matthew has spent more than a decade turning concept into reality. The year of 2007 spawned an idea that changed his life. A boy named Patrick, a former child soldier in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), shared his story on a cable documentary that stopped Matthew in his tracks.

Pledge Company Spotlight: AltruHelp

Building a Community for Millennial Volunteerism and Civic Engagement

Pledge Company Spotlight: PIMCO

“Tools for Tomorrow was the best class ever—more fun than my regular classes. Now I want to pursue a career in investment and banking.” You don’t often hear high school students rave about careers in banking, but PIMCO’s “Tools for Tomorrow” skills-based volunteer program has youth in Orange County, California fired up about credit and debt, budgeting and more. 

Pledge Company Spotlight: General Electric Developing Health at Home and Around the World

Across the country, GE Volunteers are lending their professional skills--from IT support and marketing to finance and process improvement--to community health centers to improve access to quality primary care services for underserved populations.

Pledge Company Spotlight: The Allstate Foundation’s Domestic Violence Program

Get Safe, Stay Safe and Thrive

Kim Cardenas was a Casualty Processor at Allstate Insurance Company. She had joined Allstate because she wanted to work for a good company, and had been there almost three years.  But Kim was also a victim of domestic violence and financial abuse. “I was ashamed and I felt embarrassed because my marriage wasn’t working.  Financially, we were devastated. I was being kept out of the financial decisions that affected the overall picture of our lives.”

Living a Sustainability Strategy Through Skills-Based Volunteering: Earthwatch-Ernst &Young Global Ambassadors Program (Americas)

This guest blog post was submitted by Beth Rosemond, Assistant Director of Corporate Responsibility, Ernst & Young LLP, and builds on remarks given during a campaign webinar held on March 28 discussing best practice skills-based volunteer programs improving the environment. This post explores the Earthwatch - Ernst & Young Global Ambassador Program and how it supports E&Y’s overall corporate sustainability goals.