For Thousands 13 Is A Lucky Number
Center for Companies That Care announces its 11th Honor Roll, and nearly 75,000 employees are lucky to work for the 13 employers on the 2013 list. Each has outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement. The Honor Roll includes privately held and publicly traded organizations as well as not-for-profit employers from around the country and represents several industries.
"These employers are among the best in the nation,” said Marci Koblenz, Center for Companies That Care’s co-founder and president. “They are engaged with their employees and communities. They are strengthening individuals and families within and outside of their workplaces with such practices as open communication, career development, volunteerism, and health assessments. Their leaders are evaluated on how they lead others as well as the business results they achieve. These organizations have consistently proven how values-driven practices can lead to success. They deserve to be emulated.”
Honor Roll organizations are selected for their demonstration of all 10 Characteristics of a socially responsible employer by seasoned business professionals. Two key components of the selection process are a written application and employee survey results.
The 2013 Honor Roll recognizes:
Alliant Credit Union (Chicago)
BCU (Vernon Hills, Ill.)
Bright Horizons (Watertown, Mass.)
CBRE (Los Angeles)
Convergint Technologies (Schaumburg, Ill.)
Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc. (Glen Ellyn, Ill.)
Falcon Camp (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (Lake Forest, Ill.)
Ryan, LLC (Dallas)
Sherman Health (Elgin, Ill.)
Sysmex America, Inc. (Lincolnshire, Ill.)
UHC (University HealthSystem Consortium) (Chicago)
WellStar Health System (Marietta, Ga.)
Each March the Honor Roll is announced in conjunction with the launch of CAREDAYS, an annual month-long, national initiative to address a significant societal issue. CAREDAYS13: Terrific Tales supports childhood literacy by ensuring that under-resourced classroom libraries have age-appropriate books for children to read. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to either donate books or raise funds to purchase books for 1000 classrooms. If we all do a little, we can accomplish a lot!
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce spread the word about AIM High and AT&T's generous donation to over 1,000 corporate member companies in its latest "Chamber@Work" Newsletter. We're hoping the article ignites a lot of curiosity and attracts new mentoring companies for more AIM High students!
AIM High Mentor Honored by Lawyers Lend a Hand for Being a 'Hero'
Center for Companies That Care is delighted to announce AIM High Mentor, and Companies That Care Board Member, Steve Miller was recently awarded the 'Making a Difference Award' presented by Lawyers Lend a Hand at the annual My Hero Award Luncheon on September 20th, 2012. The award honors "leadership and commitment in one-on-one mentoring and tutoring". Steve was nominated by fellow colleagues at McDermott, Will & Emery and Companies That Care.
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Center for Companies That Care’s Signature More Than Mentoring Program, AIM High,
Awarded $300,000 AT&T Aspire Contribution
CHICAGO (Oct. 4, 2012) - Because of its solid record of proven results, AIM High, a program of Center for Companies That Care, has been named one of 47 recipients nationwide that will share in nearly $10 million from AT&T. AIM High is dedicated to dramatically raising the college graduation rate among underprivileged, minority, urban youth and preparing students for post-graduate careers. The $300,000 AT&T Aspire contribution will enable AIM High to expand and invite more than 100 9th graders from Chicago Public Schools to join the program.
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