Cambridge Systematics has been in the business of improving transportation systems to create more livable communities and to improve the quality of life for the public for 40 years. We continue to encourage each of our staff to contribute to the reduction of green house gases at work and at home and inspire them to make a lasting contribution to both local communities and the world at large. Our local community outreach targets the areas in which we live, and each office selects its own organizations to partner with.
In keeping with our core values, we actively support the volunteer efforts of our staff. We encourage employees to participate in community services and charitable events by offering flexible schedules.
Cambridge Systematics is dedicated to working with our community neighbors. Since 1998, our Cambridge, MA headquarters has partnered with the Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) and have contributed time and money to support community development through the NetPals Program, arranged through CSV. Currently, 40% of our Cambridge staff volunteer, are paired with a seventh grade student from the Rindge Avenue Upper School, and exchange e-mails. Throughout the school year, students share assignments and we offer positive feedback and suggestions. The program fosters the improvement of writing and computer skills, and increases career awareness through one-on-one virtual mentoring and a few face-to-face visits.
During the holiday season, Cambridge Systematics donated $1,000 from each office to a charity located in their city. Each office selected a charity that serves their local community so that we can give back to the communities in which we live and work. The charities selected helped feed the hungry, house the homeless, work towards eliminating hate violence, help battered women and children, and mentor school children.
Our mission is to provide loving, quality child development and support services for homeless families striving to become self-sufficient. The Atlanta Children’s Shelter provides free, quality day care, emotional support, and educational curriculum for homeless children, and focused social services for their families. Dedicated to helping families overcome the issues that contribute to homelessness, including domestic violence and job loss. Since 1986, the Atlanta Children’s Shelter has cared for almost 8,000 children and provided services for more than 5,000 families.
CASA of Travis County believes every child who’s been abused or neglected deserves to have a dedicated advocate speaking up for their best interest in court, at school, and in our community. To accomplish this, CASA educates and empowers diverse community volunteers who ensure each child’s needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system. CASA of Travis County is one of the top ten CASA programs in the nation, supporting 500 volunteers who advocate for approximately 1,300 children a year.
So Others Might Eat has served the District of Columbia for nearly 40 years by working to meet the most basic needs of the city’s homeless and poor citizens, empower those who are ready to make real and lasting changes in their lives, advocate for stronger governmental solutions to poverty and homelessness in the District. Over the years, they have helped thousands of people get off the streets, transform their lives, and learn to live independently.
The Greater Boston Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in eastern Massachusetts. By 2013, their objective is to distribute enough food to provide at least one meal a day to those in need. The Greater Boston Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, they distributed almost 35 million pounds of food, enough to provide healthy meals to as many as 545,000 people at risk of hunger.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 600 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 500,000 adults and children in Cook County every year.
Denver’s Road Home is a call to action for foundations, corporations, communities of faith, persons who live and work in the community, and homeless individuals to join the City and County of Denver and Mile High United Way as they work to end homelessness as we know it in Denver in 10 years.
Tomorrow’s Rainbow is a special place for children that have experienced the death of a loved one. By incorporating miniature horse interactions with therapeutic play areas and facilitated peer support, children are given the tools necessary to take their own personal grief journey in a way that is meaningful to them. Tomorrow’s Rainbow is a safe place where children feel, often for the first time, understood.
Since 1944, Fred Jordan Missions has worked on the streets of inner city Los Angeles and throughout the world by providing nourishing food, warm clothing, blankets, and other vital services for helping people in need. Their homeless ministries lend help for needy families through events, programs and services including: Feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving, Christmas help for needy families, Back to School events, and providing resources to organize food, clothing, and toy drives.
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.
The Alameda County Community Food Bank’s mission is to alleviate hunger by providing nutritious food and nutrition education to people in need, educating the public, and promoting public policies that address hunger and its root causes. As Alameda County’s central clearinghouse for donated food, the Food Bank distributed 20.1 million pounds of food in 2010 – 52 percent of it farm-fresh produce.
ECHO’s mission is to equip people with resources and skills to reduce hunger and improve the lives of the poor. ECHO’s primary functions are providing agricultural information to overseas workers, distributing seeds for promising food plants, and offering training opportunities at their Florida farm.