Results tagged as "citi foundation"

  • Pathways to Progress: Hanming, Singapore

    August 09, 2017 10:00 AM

    Lei Hanming, a university student in Singapore, has many interests and always knew that she wanted to attend college but was unsure what interests would translate into a successful career. It wasn’t until she participated in the Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes (YFC) Program that she realized her true professional aspiration.

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  • Building (and Scaling) a Global Partnership

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship at Citi and Asheesh Advani, CEO of JA Worldwide July 19, 2017 01:00 PM

    ​No generation is feeling the impacts of the complex economic and social realities of today more than young people. As the largest youth population in history, one consistent struggle they face is persistent unemployment. Today, about one-third of youth worldwide are either unemployed, not in school, or not enrolled in a training or development program. How will these young people become the next generation of talented leaders without the necessary training and employment opportunities they deserve?

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  • Reflections from Volunteer Africa 2017

    By Manolo Falco, Corporate & Investment Banking Head, EMEA June 29, 2017 09:30 AM

    It is now just over a month since our Volunteer Africa program concluded, and our junior bankers from around the world are now safely back in their home countries. It was a truly rewarding experience for all involved, and I am very proud of the enthusiasm and energy of our volunteers, and of the real difference they have made during their five weeks in Uganda.

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  • Citi Recognized as one of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the U.S. for 5th Year in a Row

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi June 21, 2017 12:00 PM

    Fresh off an inspiring 12th annual Global Community Day earlier this month, we are honored to be recognized as one of the most community-minded companies in the U.S. for the 5th year in a row by the Civic 50, an initiative of the national nonprofit Points of Light as determined by an annual survey, The Civic 50 celebrates best practices in corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. Citi is one of only 15 companies that has earned the distinction of having made the list for the past five years, since the survey began.

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  • Citi’s 12th Annual Global Community Day: Why Citi Volunteers

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi May 12, 2017 12:30 PM

    I volunteer because making someone’s day by giving a bit of yourself never gets old.

    This is just one of the many reasons why I’m joining tens of thousands of Citi colleagues, along with family and friends, on Saturday, June 10 for Citi’s 12th annual Global Community Day. For over a decade, we’ve marked this day of service around the world by donating our time, skills and expertise to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. Side by side with our community partners, we will once again help tackle a range of pressing challenges in our cities, from feeding the hungry to prepping young people for job interviews to planting trees on a neighborhood block. Last year, I helped one of our Pathways to Progress youth experience the joy (and wobble) of a new bike, which I assembled with my family at Citi Field. This year, I’m looking forward to another chance to help make a difference.

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  • Leveraging the Buying Power of Cities: New City Accelerator Uses Innovation to Increase Procurement and Economic Opportunity

    By Ben Hecht, President and CEO, Living Cities and Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi May 11, 2017 01:00 PM

    Accelerating economic development remains one of the top priorities for mayors around the country, with an increasing focus on intentionally targeting socioeconomic issues, such as income inequality. Seventy-five percent of mayors highlighted economic development in their 2016 State of the City address, according to the National League of Cities, with 22 percent looking specifically at providing greater support to small businesses and 17 percent mentioning businesses owned by women and people of color.

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  • Making a Difference in Uganda: Citi’s Global Volunteer Africa Team

    By Manolo Falco, Corporate & Investment Banking Head, EMEA April 21, 2017 09:00 AM

    Last year, Citi launched Volunteer Africa, an initiative to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, create jobs and build sustainable livelihoods in poor communities in select parts of Africa.

    Following the success of the 2016 pilot program in Kenya, which originated in the Corporate and Investment Bank in EMEA, Volunteer Africa has expanded this year to include junior bankers in Corporate and Investment Banking and Capital Markets Origination globally.

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  • Community Progress Makers: Support that Fuels Impact and Transformative Change

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi April 18, 2017 04:00 PM

    Community-based organizations have been at the forefront of transforming cities, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, acting as both spring boards to economic opportunity and critical safety nets for low-income people and communities. However, to accelerate the pace of transformative impact in our cities, these change-agents need more than financial support for specific programs.

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  • Youth Optimism, Meet Opportunity: Bridging the Gap between Young People’s Career Aspirations & Ability to Succeed

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation February 22, 2017 09:00 AM

    Young people today make up the largest youth population in history. Their successes and struggles are as diverse as their personalities and aspirations. However, in all corners of the globe, this generation faces a common challenge: persistent, high rates of youth unemployment. Left unaddressed, the consequences reverberate across our cities and affect us all. When young people don’t see or have a sustainable economic path, our families and communities also suffer. In fact, the futures of cities are intrinsically tied to the economic success of young people.

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  • A Conversation with Cities: Mayors on Catalyzing Collaboration & Engaging Citizens

    By Ed Skyler, Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs, Citi and Chairman of the Citi Foundation February 21, 2017 09:30 AM

    The following blog post is part of the City Accelerator initiative, a collaboration between the Citi Foundation and Living Cities that aims to speed the adoption of innovative local government projects within and across cities that will have a significant impact on the lives of their residents, especially those with low incomes.

    When it comes to addressing the complex challenges that come with rapid urbanization, cities have an opportunity to tap into their strongest natural resource – their citizens. The City Accelerator continues to help city governments engage with their citizens so they can improve services and quality of life. For 18 months, cities in the initiative’s second round of participants focused on enhancing the ways in which cities engage with their residents on important local issues such as fostering entrepreneurship and connecting those in need to social services.

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