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Efforts Include Teach For America, Science Buddies, NPower, Room to Read and World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Submitted by: Symantec Corporation
Posted: Feb 25, 2013 – 08:00 AM EST
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 25 /CSRwire/ - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today celebrates International Corporate Philanthropy Day by announcing over $1 million in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and literacy education grants to non-profit organizations around the globe, including Teach For America, Science Buddies, NPower, Room to Read and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
“As a global company, Symantec is committed to helping create vibrant economies and greater opportunity around the world,” said Steve Bennett, Symantec president and CEO. “Our investment in STEM education allows young people to obtain the skills they need to pursue their aspirations in today’s information economy.”
Providing STEM and literacy education to children and young adults, particularly women and minorities, is a business imperative in order to build a diversified and innovative workforce for the future. Symantec’s grant dedication includes:
“We could not be more pleased with our Symantec relationship,” said Stephanie Cuskley, CEO, NPower. “What began several years ago as a single volunteer teaching in our workforce development program has now grown to include support for all our programs, including broad skilled employee volunteering, donations of Symantec security products and services, as well as leadership roles on our TSC Advisory Council. Through the power of technology and the support of the Symantec community, we look forward to growing our partnership and to doing more social good together.”
As part of Symantec’s commitment to its employees and global corporate responsibility initiatives, the company partners with non-profit organizations to advance the company’s mission. Its partnerships with these organizations continue to expand and reach more children and adults to build their literacy in science and technology. Grants listed here were awarded through the Symantec Foundation, a corporate advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Learn more about our global corporate responsibility initiatives at http://www.symantec.com/corporate_responsibility/.
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