- Partner with BLocal companies to create a Contractors College that will provide support to growing Baltimore-based contractors.
Year One Progress: Plan to participate in BLocal BUILD College in 2017.
- Assist in the career development of students at Ben Franklin High School at least four times per school year with several PwC instructors. This will include education around financial literacy, writing business plans, and how to apply for SBA loans or other types of credit.
Year One Progress: Completed and participated in many events at Ben Franklin High School, including Benfest and Tutormate and painted Bay-Brook Elementary, which feeds into Ben Franklin.
Benfest was an event where community members were invited for a fun family- oriented day of activities at Benjamin Franklin High School to strengthen the relationship between the school and community members.
At Tutormate, volunteers served as reading mentors for first-grade students starting in October 2016 using the innovative Tutormate platform. This is an exciting use of technology that allows reading mentors to work from their desk with a student to improve reading skills.
- Continue to identify opportunities to rebid current non-Baltimore supply and service contracts to increase spending with businesses located in Baltimore City. Future vendor choices will be examined and strongly encouraged to go local when possible.
Year One Progress: Committed to choosing local businesses and vendors for supply and service contracts wherever possible. This would include any projects related to local infrastructure.
Aim to increase our 2016 giving to local organizations, including the United Way of Central Maryland, by 20% from amounts raised in 2015.
Year One Progress: Increased total overall charitable contributions from the Baltimore office by 11 percent from prior year, with a 47 percent increase to the American Heart Association. PwC is still targeting to grow its giving to local organizations, including United Way and Mentor Zing.
PwC’s Baltimore office employees almost 300 professionals. Working together, our local office supports a belief that “a healthy company needs a healthy community.” As such, among many other initiatives, we participate annually in a “Baltimore Office community service day” where our office shuts down for one full day and employees work on a variety of community service projects in Baltimore City.
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