Industry: Technology & Telecommunications Partnership: Urban Alliance Business Need: Goodwill & Community

By partnering with Urban Alliance, Bloomberg BNA engaged their employees with opportunities to mentor and guide students while also becoming more present in their Northern Virginia community.

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"Partnering with Urban Alliance is a great opportunity to mentor and guide students as they think about their future while providing Bloomberg BNA the ability to be active in the local community."
Demedre Heulett, Corporate Counsel/Equal Employment Opportunity Manager

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Headquartered in Washington, DC, Urban Alliance partners with businesses to provide youth in under-resourced communities a continuum of services that include: 1) professional, paid internships; 2) mentoring from an adult professional; 3) case management from a youth development expert; 4) training focused on college and career skills; and 5) alumni services support, all of which contribute to helping youth to successfully transition to adulthood while businesses have the opportunity to be actively engaged in skill-based volunteering as they supervise, encourage, and act as role models for youth.

THE CHALLENGE

Bloomberg BNA started partnering with Urban Alliance as a way to become more active in its local Arlington community.

THE SOLUTION

The partnership allows Bloomberg BNA to continue its commitment to diversity and it lend support to the local community in which their employees live and work. Bloomberg BNA also was able to build an internal sense of community and comradery within the organization.

THE OUTCOME

  1. Increased presence in local community creating opportunities to advance business
  2. Access to talent pipeline of young adults that embody organization’s core values
  3. Increased employee engagement and collaboration across organization

Source: Urban Alliance. Bloomberg BNA Success Study. 2015.

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