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Changemaking Trends From 400+ Young People Across the US

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Today we revealed our top 30 entries in the 2019 T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge. Over the past three months, hundreds of changemakers ages 13–23 have told us about their ideas and initiatives to make a difference in their communities.

T-Mobile Selects 30 Teams of Visionary Youth From Across the Country As 2019 Changemaker Challenge Winners

Top 30 winners — selected from hundreds of entries — receive seed-funding and a visit to T-Mobile HQ to bring their big ideas to life, and three best-of-best Category Winners will pitch T-Mobile leaders for a chance to earn up to $10,000
Press Release

BELLEVUE, Wash., December 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ – T-Mobile and the T-Mobile Foundation today announced the winners of the 2019 T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge, the Un-carrier’s nationwide contest that is mobilizing the next generation of young visionaries. For the second consecutive year, T-Mobile, the T-Mobile Foundation, and Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs, put out a call to youth aged 13 to 23 from the U.S., asking them to submit BIG ideas aimed at changing their communities for good.

T-Mobile to Deliver up to 5M Meals for Giving Tuesday by Inviting Everyone to Do Their #GivingOnUs

On December 3, the Un-Carrier activates a giving campaign that will mobilize customers, employees and fans to help the 37 million American families facing hunger this holiday season
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What’s the news: This Giving Tuesday, December 3, T-Mobile is rallying customers, employees and fans to help donate up to 5 million meals* to people in need through a partnership with Feeding America®, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. And because T-Mobile employees love to give back to the communities they serve every day, the Un-Carrier is planning 100 employee volunteer events with Feeding America member food banks across the country through the end of the year.

Why it matters: More than 37 million Americans face hunger at home. By donating financial resources and employee volunteer hours — and by activating fans and followers to do their #GivingOnUs — the Un-carrier is stepping up to make a BIG impact at a time when people need it most. 

Who it’s for: Anyone who wants to help T-Mobile feed hungry families this holiday season, and anyone interested in how companies are spreading the love this holiday season.

Press Release

What’s the news: This Giving Tuesday, December 3, T-Mobile is rallying customers, employees and fans to help donate up to 5 million meals* to people in need through a partnership with Feeding America®, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. And because T-Mobile employees love to give back to the communities they serve every day, the Un-Carrier is planning 100 employee volunteer events with Feeding America member food banks across the country through the end of the year.

Why it matters: More than 37 million Americans face hunger at home. By donating financial resources and employee volunteer hours — and by activating fans and followers to do their #GivingOnUs — the Un-carrier is stepping up to make a BIG impact at a time when people need it most. 

Who it’s for: Anyone who wants to help T-Mobile feed hungry families this holiday season, and anyone interested in how companies are spreading the love this holiday season.

Educators: It’s Time to Close the “Homework Gap”

The digital divide has left millions of students in this country at a great disadvantage. Project 10Million aims to fix that.
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While seven in ten teachers in the U.S. assign online homework to students, roughly 15 percent of the 35 million households in America with children don’t have internet access at home. This aspect of the digital divide in this country has created the “homework gap,” with studies showing that students without home internet access have a consistent pattern of lower scores in reading, math and science.

Chicago Police Chief: Mobile Service “Critical” for First Responders

“First responders use mobile devices every day for mission-critical functions.”
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In life-and-death situations, first-responders are more reliant on their mobile devices and networks than ever before.

“Mobile devices and network services provide critical situational awareness and interactive communications capabilities to first responders,” says Jonathan H. Lewin, Chief of the Chicago Police Department’s Bureau of Technical Services, who’s combined technology with policework to see a 21% reduction in violent crime citywide over the last decade.

Enhancing Veteran Lives Through Mobile Connectivity

by Mike Katz
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Every time I interact with a veteran, two thoughts enter my mind.

The first is the memory of my grandfather and personal hero, First Sergeant John Katz – a Hungarian immigrant who entered the country through Ellis Island and enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army in 1942. He was 32 years old.

Igniting Passion and Diversity in STEM

By Cody Sanford, EVP & CIO, T-Mobile
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It wasn’t until my first job out of college—one in the wireless business—that I developed a passion for technology and saw how STEM impacts everything we do. This was the spark that led me to fall in love with the network engineering elements of wireless, and the more immersed I got in the industry, the more exposed and interested I was in other components of technology.

CEO Bryan de Lottinville and 20 Execs From Benevity’s Client Community Named to Top 100 CSR Influence Leaders List

Assent Compliance Adds to Groundswell of Recognition for Companies Making Positive Social Impact Through Their Core Business Strategy
Press Release

CALGARY, AB, September 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today congratulated 20 executives from its client community, as well as CEO Bryan de Lottinville, for being named to Assent Compliance’s 2019 Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leader list.

Benevity Data Shows #GivingTuesday Activates First-Time Givers

T-Mobile, Warner Bros. and the Benevity community gear up to empower more people to #BeTheGood in the world
Press Release

CALGARY, AB, November 26, 2018 /3BL Media/  Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced that among its enterprise clients, nearly half of all employees who donated or volunteered through Benevity for the first time on #GivingTuesday last year have given back again since then. With nearly 30 percent of total donors and volunteers being first-time participants on Benevity, the trend represents a significant opportunity for companies to engage more people in doing good.

Frostys (and Your Phone!) for a Cause

By Rita Soronen
Blog

Free Wendy’s® Frostys® are adding up to a half a million dollar donation to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and we couldn’t be more grateful. From June through December, T-Mobile customers who download the company’s app will receive T-Mobile alerts each week, which includes a coupon for a free Wendy’s Frosty. In return, T-Mobile is donating $500,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The Foundation was founded by Wendy’s Founder Dave Thomas who was adopted.

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