#181: Deloitte Scales Impact On Education
December 18, 2014 - Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://onforb.es/1BZx119. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. Deloitte is working to make a difference in American education at scale. David Porges, Deloitte’s Director for Corporate Citizenship, explains, “Deloitte is focused on education because the intellectual capital of our people is the foundation of our organization and our economy. Today’s students are the future innovators and leaders. We believe we have an obligation and ability to work with others to improve access to high-quality education programs for students nationwide.” Deloitte runs a program called RightStep to accomplish its educational impact objectives. “RightStep is Deloitte’s way of giving back to education in America. By tapping into all of our assets – e.g., philanthropy, skilled volunteering, pro bono, etc. — we work year-round with nonprofits such as College Summit, City Year, and Posse Foundation to create real change for more than 240,000 students each year,” Porges said. He added, “Deloitte does everything from skills-based volunteering, board leadership, thought leadership and cash donations to support students on their journey from high school through college and into the workforce. For example, our professionals serve as year-round mentors to underserved high schools across the US through our Deloitte Academy program. In New York City, 100% of our mentees have been accepted to college in a school with a 55% graduation rate.” Please consider whether a friend or colleague might benefit from this piece and, if so, share it.