- Hire a local Baltimore student from a historically black college or university for a summer internship through KPMG’s Corporate Management Intern (CMI) program, which provides diverse students with professional development experience.
Year One Progress: Hired three local CMI interns for our summer internship program. We also sponsor an intern from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School throughout the school year.
Year Two Progress: Hired two interns through our CMI program (now called the Embark program, intended for underrepresented minorities). We also continued to have the intern from Cristo Rey. In 2018, we intend to have three interns through the Embark program and we plan to continue with the Cristo Rey intern.
- Mentor approximately 15 Baltimore City middle school students for the 2016–17 school year in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Beyond School Walls program.
Year One Progress: Continuing to consider a mentoring opportunity with Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Beyond School Walls program for the 2017–18 school year.
Year Two Progress: Reviewing options to participate in other mentorship programs.
- Increase local catering spend by 25% with the goal of reaching 100% of catering spend with local and minority- or women-owned vendors through CY 2016.
Year One Progress: Increased local catering spend by 69 percent, or $10,298, in CY 2016 with local and minority- or women-owned vendors.
Year Two Progress: Maintained higher level of catering spend with local vendors in 2017. Increased local catering spend by 18 percent, or $6,153.56, in CY 2017 with local and minority-or women-owned vendors.
- Offer $2,500 of financial support and 40 hours of KPMG professionals’ time to provide assistance on business issues such as tax planning to City Seeds, a Humanim social enterprise.
Year One Progress: Provided $2,500 of financial support to Humanim in 2016 and intend to do the same in 2017. Also provided over 100 hours of assistance on business issues.
Year Two Progress: Provided $2,500 of financial support and over 100 hours of professionals’ time to the Humanim City Seeds project.
- Make a financial investment of $15,000 in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Beyond School Walls program.
Year One Progress: Continuing to consider this financial investment with Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Beyond School Walls program for the 2017–18 school year.
Year Two Progress: Explored making financial commitment to mentoring programs in Baltimore.
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