Every day in Austin, we’re working to ensure each child has access to high-quality education, every family has the tools they need to be financially stable, and health and human services are readily available for all.
Accenture is one of the top consulting firms in the world that brings first-class business and technology strategy to companies and organizations to carry them into the future. Accenture employees invest in local solutions for our community as well by giving back their time to speak with students who are the future.
Just before school let out for summer, the Women’s Employee Resource Group at Accenture took time away from their jobs to pay a special visit to the students at Decker Middle School. The Women’s ERG shared personal stories about their lives, their careers and how they got to where they are today with the students. Accenture employees first spoke with the Decker AVID Class about college readiness before eating lunch and discussing common interests with the Tech Girls Club. Accenture employees not only got to know the students they support through employee campaign better, but also got the chance to inspire each of them by sharing their own unique stories of how they became successful women in the corporate tech world.
Katy Aus, UWATX’s Out-of-School Time Coordinator for Target Graduation, said:
“Students see their future when professional volunteers come out. The Tech Girls Club all have aspirations of being women in the fast-paced tech field. Accenture volunteers are real models of that and show how you can reach this goal from all different paths.”
Decker Middle School is located in Manor ISD and is one of three schools UWATX offers intervention and support services to students through the Target Graduation program. 87% of the students at Decker MS are economically disadvantaged, and 57% are at risk of dropping out.
Accenture employees continue their tradition of bringing solutions to communities by volunteering here locally, sending a positive message to some of the students at Decker Middle School. Accenture is also one of United Way for Greater Austin’s top 40 corporate partners (out of more than 400 partners), and its volunteer efforts are just another example of how their employees go above and beyond to make and impact in our community. View all photos from the volunteer event on Flickr.