Fidelity Investments recently received the “Governor’s Corporate Volunteer Program of the Year” award from the New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism.
The company, in a news release, said it was recognized for its commitment to support education efforts in New Mexico, specifically through its investment in three nonprofit organizations, Citizen Schools, Teach for America, and HandsOn Network, that run education programs in New Mexico.
The support is part of a new nationwide community relations initiative from the company that focuses on helping at-risk middle-school students achieve the foundational skills required to transition successfully to high school.
“Fidelity views the middle-school years as playing a critical role in keeping students inspired and on track to receive a high school diploma,” the company said in a statement.
Fidelity has three national partners: Citizen Schools, to help extend the learning day; Teach for America, to improve teacher quality and effectiveness; and HandsOn Network to transform the learning environment of our most at-risk schools.
The company also hosts quarterly collection drives for school supplies, books, clothing, shoes, food and a holiday program. And its “Fidelity Cares After Five” initiative allows employees one to five volunteer activities a month to participate in activities across the city.
Marina MacVicar, community relations lead for the New Mexico region of Fidelity Investments, said the initiatives are in line with her company’s tradition of community involvement.
“But we’re honored to be recognized locally for our commitment to education-related initiatives,” she said.
Learn more about Citizen Schools’ programs and results at www.citizenschools.org. For New Mexico specifics, visit www.citizenschools.org/newmexico/.