19 Oct 2015
In the US, we believe engaging with youth from disadvantaged backgrounds helps create opportunities for them.
We have a long-standing mentoring program in New York and Chicago, providing college and career guidance for low income, high-potential students. We also read to elementary age public school students in New York, and offer work experience placements to high school students in Houston and internships to first-generation college students in New York.
We know that offering our professional services to non-profit organisations can also mean their resources are better directed to end clients.
What really stands out about the Macquarie Group Foundation is its innovative and engaged approach to understanding our key challenges. It also shows dedication through mobilizing Macquarie staff to help address our challenges in meaningful ways.
- Kimberly Harris, CEO, America Needs You
That’s why small teams of Macquarie finance professionals have worked with community organisations on financial strategy projects as part of our Taproot Foundation relationship in New York.
Our learning and development experts have also worked with our grant partner the Global Foodbanking Network, helping develop an e-learning system for food banks around the world.
And our staff have delivered training workshops to multiple non-profit organisations in project management, effective communication and management coaching.
Whether raising money to help WWII veterans in Houston visit the Washington DC war memorial for the first time, or contributing to sports and camp programs for young people with autism in Canada, our staff support a range of community organisations close to their heart across the region.