Points of Light Recognizes Citi on Civic 50
List of Most Community-Minded Companies
in the U.S.
By Ed Skyler, Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, Citi June 29, 2016 02:45 PM
When we think about the many ways that Citi makes a difference in our communities, whether by helping get the lights turned back on in Detroit, volunteering in our neighborhoods or helping young people prepare for jobs in today’s economy, we’re always gratified by recognitions from organizations like Points of Light, the largest organization dedicated to volunteer service in the world.
This year, for the fourth year in row, we’re honored to be included in Points of Light’s Civic 50, an initiative that honors the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S. This year’s Civic 50 honorees were selected for demonstrating a consistent commitment to helping to address a wide range of societal challenges through volunteerism, responsible business activities and philanthropic support.
That’s why I’m proud that Citi has been once again recognized for the hard work we do to strengthen our cities and communities. You don’t have to look much further than this year’s Global Community Day in June to see how Citi employees are making a positive impact around the world.
In our second largest turnout ever, and in one of the most visible representations of our Mission and Value Proposition, more than 85,000 Citi colleagues participated alongside their families and friends in hundreds of volunteer projects – from mentoring young people, revitalizing a park or street, or helping build first bikes for kids – in 91 countries and territories around the world.
Through our Pathways to Progress initiative, we’re connecting young people around the world to opportunities that improve their career readiness to compete in today’s economy. In the U.S. alone, we’ve already reached more than 70,000 youth since 2014.
This spring, we released our annual Global Citizenship Report, which details the many ways we’re helping to drive economic growth and progress in a number of key issue areas.
Inspired by the mission of Points of Light to mobilize millions of volunteers to dedicate their time and talent to making a difference in their communities, we’re committed to building on our past successes while learning new ways to invest in the future of our cities, our communities, and the millions of people who live and work in them with us.