Results tagged as "citi volunteers"

  • Volunteerism - Beyond the Numbers

    By Brandee McHale, President of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship at Citi February 19, 2015 07:40 PM

    I am often asked what impact our volunteer efforts have on the hundreds of communities around the world where our employees give back year-round. We can start with the numbers: 70,000+ Citi employees, families and friends turned out for our annual Global Community Day in 2014, for example, contributing 350,000+ hours of service, across 93 countries and 479 cities. We know that 63,000+ meals were served, 31,000+ youth were engaged, and nearly 1,400 houses were built for families.

    But the real heart of our impact moves beyond the numbers, and is centered around the individual stories that result from these service experiences – both from those who act in service and those on the receiving end.

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  • Citi South Africa Volunteers Enrich Students' Lives Through Financial Literacy

    By Magashini Pillay, Citi Public Affairs Officer - South Africa September 24, 2014 04:52 PM

    Through the month of August, 12 Citi volunteers spent time in a classroom teaching young, eager pupils from Sandton View High School in Alexander (a township in Johannesburg) how to make wise financial decisions for their future.

    Supported by the Citi Foundation, Banking on Our Future (BOOF) is a project run by Operation HOPE SA. The programme is a six part award-winning financial literacy curriculum designed to help people, especially youth, to take control of their financial destinies. The modules are designed to encourage youth to develop behaviours that will help them to protect their financial resources and build wealth through budgeting and entrepreneurial activities. In addition to the financial literacy aspect of the project, the importance of dignity and respect for oneself is another concept that is stressed strongly throughout the curriculum. The hope is that the students learn more than just how to save. Ultimately, we want them to walk away well-rounded, responsible adults who can positively contribute to their community.

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  • Citi-ASKI Overseas Workers Financial Stability Program Making a Difference in Singapore

    By Margie Pagdanganan, Citi ASEAN Chief Auditor and Singapore Head of Audit August 22, 2014 02:25 PM

    Over the last three years, I have been actively involved in a Citi Foundation-supported financial education program for overseas workers in Singapore.

    The Citi-ASKI Overseas Workers Financial Stability Program was introduced in Singapore in 2012 to empower migrant workers in the country--primarily Filipino domestic workers--by teaching them financial and entrepreneurial skills to help them achieve their short and long-term financial goals, build assets, and improve their livelihoods.

    I am proud to be a volunteer and champion for the Program, and this year, I am delighted to represent Citi in recognizing 134 overseas workers who have completed the latest round of the Program at the ASKI graduation ceremony this weekend.

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  • Citi Volunteers Teach Economic Empowerment to P.S. 96 in East Harlem, New York

    By Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi, CEO Citi Holdings and Board Chair of JA Worldwide July 29, 2014 12:28 PM

    Earlier this summer, a group of fellow colleagues and I teamed up with JA New York and JA New Jersey (Junior Achievement) to bring experiential learning in entrepreneurship, workplace readiness and financial literacy to more than 100 elementary school students at P.S. 96 in East Harlem, New York.

    Teams of Citi volunteers brought their real-world business expertise, passion and creativity to teach 3rd and 4th grade students about basic economics, creating businesses, as well as the types of resources and the impacts of business on communities. The interactive JA curriculum is designed to provide young people with educational experiences that highlight the connections between school and the real-world, nurture their talent and energy, as well as foster self-reliance.

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  • American Heart Association Wall Street Run & Heart Walk

    By Megan Adornato, Assistant Vice President, Health Promotion July 28, 2014 09:53 AM

    On June 18, over 1,700 Citi colleagues took to the streets of lower Manhattan to participate in the 2014 American Heart Association Wall Street Run and Heart Walk. As the signature sponsor of this year's event, we challenged ourselves to outdo last year's impressive showing and we did not disappoint - we had 400 more participants than last year and once again Citi was the largest corporate participant. We also again surpassed our fundraising goal by raising more than $165,000.

    Race day events began at Citi's 388 Greenwich St. office with a rally and speech from Don Callahan, Head of Operations and Technology and Citi's executive sponsor for our relationship with the American Heart Association. After team photos and a warm-up and stretch led by Citi fitness staff, employees headed down to the starting line to join 10,000 runners and walkers.

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  • Serving Our Cities on Global Community Day

    By Ed Skyler, Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs, Citi May 29, 2014 02:30 PM


    On Saturday, June 7, tens of thousands of Citi employees will join their colleagues, family members, and friends on our ninth annual Global Community Day. Working in groups large and small in the cities around the world where we have a presence, these volunteers will work with our local partners, using their time, skills and expertise to improve their communities.

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  • Reflecting on Service: Molly Chen Shares Experience Helping Children of Migrant Workers

    By Molly Chen, Citi June 24, 2013 10:22 AM

    Global Community Day brought together more than 65,000 Citi volunteers from 95 countries for a day of service. In honor of this continued service, Citi Volunteers are sharing their stories of commitment to improving their local communities.

    Molly Chen, a Citi volunteer and employee in the Public Sector Group of Citi China, shares her unique story in the Q&A below. Molly's service has helped children of migrant workers in a local Chinese vocational school learn basic English and improve their financial literacy.


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  • Three Ways United Way is Working to Strengthen Communities

    By Brian Gallagher, President & CEO, United Way Worldwide June 14, 2013 01:26 PM

    On Global Community Day (June 22), Citi will work with non-profit organizations to strengthen communities around the world through volunteerism. One of our key partners is United Way. Below, Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of United Way Worldwide, talks about the organization's work and partnership with Citi and the Citi Foundation.

    United Way has always been in the business of improving lives. We connect philanthropic aspiration with compelling human need, whether it's a gift from a multinational company or the generosity of an individual.

    The challenge now: How do we ensure that the success we're creating is sustainable? How do we make our strategies more inclusive? And, importantly, how do we ensure that we're creating opportunities for all people in all communities?

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