Supporting homeless youth
Nonprofit: Covenant House
Volunteer Team: Robert Brewster; Susan Cattozzo; Edmund Delussey; Carrie Diewock; Thomas Flake; Michael Gallo; Ricarda Ganjam; Kayla Lane; Mariel Lewis; Paul Miller; Christine Molloy; Gerardo Ojeda; Susan Selimos; Julie Steele; Margaret Smith; Keith Tobias;
Locations: New York, New Jersey, Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Washington, DC
Accenture volunteers brought our relationship with Covenant House, a nonprofit that provides services to homeless and runaway youth, to new heights this year. This group of individuals serves as relationship managers in their local communities, helping to implement career skilling workshops for approximately 1,000 Covenant House youth across the country. They also work one-on-one with teens on job-preparedness skills, and engage other Accenture volunteers and clients. For example, these relationship managers supported Sleep Out activities—recruiting many of their colleagues to sleep on the street for a night to raise awareness and more than $40,000 for Covenant House.
Said Christine, “Volunteering allows us to work with people from all different backgrounds and skill sets. It improves our listening skills, increases our flexibility and teaches us how to better utilize our own strengths and social styles.”