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  • Citi Progress Maker partners featured in The New Yorker World Changers issue

    By Caleb Hunt, Managing Director, Citi Global Branding December 19, 2014 09:22 AM

    This week, The New Yorker published its annual World Changers issue, and among the ideas and accomplishments it celebrates are those of four Citi partners around the world. From Peru to Hungary to South Africa and cities across the United States, these Progress Makers are making positive impacts on their communities and the world with our support - and we're proud to shine a light on their achievements in our advertising.

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  • Bringing the City to Citi Field

    By Amber Parmentier, VP, Global Sponsorship and Event Marketing November 12, 2014 02:22 PM

    Citi's relationship with the New York Mets extends beyond having our name on Citi Field. We pride ourselves in being active participants in the communities we serve and strive to make a positive impact for our clients and customers--and that's especially true in our hometown, New York.

    Although the Mets season is over, we have much to celebrate. This year, we staged a multi-faceted campaign to bring more of New York to Citi Field.

    On Opening Day, we launched the Citi ThankYou® Home Runs for Communities program. For every homerun hit by a Mets player at Citi Field, we committed $2,000 to one of four NYC area organizations. To kick-off the initiative, each of four tri-state area community partners - City Harvest, United Neighborhood Houses, USO of Metropolitan New York and the YMCA of Greater New York - also received an initial donation of $5,000.

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  • Mentorship On and Off the Field

    By Curtis Granderson, New York Mets Outfielder, Chairman of the Board, Grand Kids Foundation November 05, 2014 09:05 AM

    This post is part of a series inspired by Pathways to Progress, a Citi Foundation initiative that works with community partners, city officials and Citi employee volunteers to help low-income urban youth develop the leadership experience, professional skills and the workplace know-how they will need on their path towards college and careers. Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #Pathways2Progress

    When you're a professional baseball player, you have to get used to people watching your every move on-the-field - each catch, play, and hit. What you quickly realize, however, is that what you do off-the-field is equally as important.

    Both of my parents are former educators, so growing up they instilled in me the importance of sharing learning experiences with others. As my career developed, I began to realize that people looked to me to teach them - in more ways than I ever could have imagined. Nearly a decade later, I'm still committed to make every opportunity I have to influence others count. In many ways, my career has provided me the ability to be a role model and mentor to so many people, sharing with them the lessons I've learned along the way.

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  • Citizenship: A New Strategy for Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Economic Growth

    By Bob Annibale, Global Director, Citi Community Development and Inclusive Finance September 17, 2014 12:20 PM

    At Citi Community Development, we focus on meaningful and practical solutions that enable low-income communities to climb up the economic ladder. Increasingly, immigrants are a major portion of those communities. In fact, at least 40% of America's immigrants live in Citi's retail footprint. Their economic success is directly tied to our financial success.

    Yet, translating America's immigration policy into one that spurs growth, empowerment and progress will take federal reforms--and that will take time. But outside the politicized debate we're so accustomed to hearing, there is an easy action that frustrated local leaders can take to both abet and benefit from almost 9 million immigrants, a majority of whom are low-income: empower eligible legal permanent residents apply for citizenship.

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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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  • Ventanilla de Asesoria Financiera Offers Financial Inclusion to NYC's Mexican Immigrant Community

    By Eileen Auld, Citi Community Development Regional Director for the New York Tri-State area July 08, 2014 04:50 PM

    New York City's rapidly-growing Mexican population has gained a unique resource as it strives for financial stability and inclusion in the American economy. Earlier this year I joined the Consul General of Mexico in New York and a host of other dignitaries at the opening of a new one-stop financial services center known as a Ventanilla de Asesoria Financiera, or Financial Counseling Window.

    The new 'Ventanilla' offers New York's Mexican community the opportunity to access free financial services through a trusted partner in a safe and convenient place. Created through collaboration between the Mexican Consulate, Citi Community Development and the New York City Office of Financial Empowerment, the center has its own space at the consulate, 27 E. 39th St.

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  • The Impact of Tech on New York City's Future

    By Josh Moskowitz, Director, Global Public Affairs May 30, 2014 05:30 PM

    On Tuesday, Citi hosted a panel discussion with Google, the Association for a Better New York, NY Tech Meetup and HR&A Advisors on the state of New York City's Tech Ecosystem and how the public and private sectors can help foster its continued growth and inclusivity. The panel took place following the release of a new report - commissioned by these same organizations - which contains extraordinary findings about the impact of tech on New York City's economy, and has implications on how cities around the globe can improve their competitiveness in a world that is increasingly driven by innovation and technology.

    The study, "The New York City Tech Ecosystem," is the first to include tech jobs in non-tech industries, and it demonstrates that tech should not be considered a separate economic sector. Instead, tech jobs are infused throughout the city's diverse economy, from financial services and media to retail, real estate and fashion. The study also finds that 44% of all tech ecosystem jobs do not require a Bachelor's degree, which has significant implications on education and workforce development policies.

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  • Happy First Birthday, Citi Bike

    By Heather Cox, Chief Client Experience, Digital and Marketing Officer, Citi Global Consumer Banking and Ed Skyler, Executive Vice President, Global Public Affairs May 23, 2014 02:02 PM

    When Citi Bike launched a year ago, we had high hopes for it. Our goal was to do something bold that cut through the clutter, impacted people's lives and celebrated Citi's history of enabling progress. We believed sponsoring the Citi Bike program would help us achieve that, so we said yes to the opportunity and made a big investment to support an innovative, sustainable transportation network in the city we have called home for more than 200 years. Yet its success was far from assured.

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  • New York City's Tech Ecosystem Supports a Diverse Economy

    By Ed Skyler, Executive Vice President, Global Public Affairs April 02, 2014 12:44 PM

    Innovation has led to incredible advances in technology, which have changed the way we work and live. Dynamic tech hubs have been established in cities around the world, stretching from Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Seattle, to Austin, Chicago, New York City and Boston, to Vancouver, London, Sao Paulo and beyond.

    But how should we define and measure the tech economy? Along with Google, the Association for a Better New York and the NY Tech Meetup, Citi commissioned a first-of-its-kind study to measure the impact of tech jobs on New York City's economy. The report was just released and it contains some fascinating conclusions.

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  • What the UN Can Teach Any Business About Disaster Preparation

    By Rudy Garcia, Managing Director, Global Head of Business Continuity, Citi Institutional Clients Group March 13, 2014 02:00 PM

    New York City faced unprecedented challenges in October 2012 when Hurricane Sandy flooded streets, tunnels and subway lines and cut power in and around the city. The United Nations headquarters in Manhattan was able to maintain its critical functions, including the central coordination of its operations around the world, because it had not only strong emergency financial management tools and processes in place, but a well-developed disaster management plan that had been tested in numerous crisis management exercises.

    Since 2005, my colleagues and I have been working with the UN and its agencies on building this continuity of business and emergency financial management planning process as a complement to the tools and solutions Citi provides the UN as a long-time client. Much of what we've accomplished along the way can help any organization thinking about how to prepare.

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