The Kentucky Chapter has an initiative that is near and dear to our hearts, Bridging the Literacy Gap. Thru spreading of the good news about the initiative, the Sowing Seeds thru Faith LLC, summer camp invited the Kentucky Chapter to participate in a learning experience day. Sowing Seeds thru Faith has 110 campers, on June 14th, 2018 they had 107 campers in attendance. The program has students from 1st thru 8th grade and we hosted 4-one hour sessions. The students were engaged, participated and had fun learning about technology. When asked, why is Bridging the Literacy Gap important? Da’Marrion Fleming, CEO stated “It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared. Reading does just that!” The NETwork Kentucky is bringing the fire in 2018. We’re heating things up and bringing awareness to the Literacy Gap that exists among our students.
Marachel Knight, SVP – Wireless Engineering, is among a handful of industry leaders selected by Fierce Wireless as a ‘Rising Star’. Voting is open to see which of the leaders wins the top honor. We think it should be our very own Marachel J!
Lewis H. Latimer an African American Engineer, Inventor and Renaissance worked with two of our world’s greatest Inventors. Behind every good man there is Greatness! We present to you Greatness, as demonstrated, by way of Lewis H. Latimer, the Man behind the Scene who conducted Great works for Alexander Graham Bell (Designed the Patent Blue Print for the first telephone) and for Thomas Edison (Inventor of the Carbon Filament Blub). Lewis Latimer invented a “water closet for railroad cars” (1873) and drafted the patent drawings for Alexander Graham Bell’s first telephone in 1876. In 1881 he devised a method for making a carbon filament for a light bulb made by one of Thomas Edison’s competitors, and then supervised that firm’s installation of electric lights in New York City, Philadelphia, Montreal, and London. In 1884 he went to work for Edison’s company.Additionally, many of Mr. Latimer’s personal inventions continue to contribute to the history and growth of America’s technology and greatness. Lewis H. Latimer, is the Flame that sparked a Light of brilliance–His Legacy and contribution to the World will forever shine. Signup will run May 8th – May 25th.
It’s that time of year again to begin planning for the 2018 ERG Conference in Dallas, TX!!!
The Conference will be held on September 14 and 15, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Dallas!!!
The NETwork ERG Planning Committee needs YOU to step up and assist as we begin planning of another great year for members to have some fun as well as participate in networking and engaging opportunities. We have opportunities to serve in the following areas:
Town Hall Event
Day of Service Event
Saturday Night Event
If you are interested please send ALL replies via email to The NETwork Membership (hyperlink email@example.com) email box and let us know in which area you would like to serve!!! Deadline is Monday, March 12, 2018!
In February during the 2018 Black History Month, the Heritage Team will continue working on capturing your I AM videos. We will feature you, our members, in 30 second videos that pay homage to the good folks from The NETwork or our predecessor organizations that inspired you to join and be active.
Your videos will be played on our website and social media sites.
Black History Month 2018 I AM Project Script example:
-My name is DeWanda Ricks.
-I am a member of The NETwork.
-The person who most inspired me within our organization is (insert the name of the person who inspired you)
-The reason (insert name of person who inspired you) inspired me is ________ (explain in one sentence)
-(Insert name of person who inspired you) is the reason I AM The NETwork.
Remember, we are looking for 30 second videos and reserve the right to edit as necessary.
We have also designed a special edition Black History Month shirt for 2018. It is available for purchase now. Let’s all wear these custom shirts proudly on February 28 as we close out the month and celebrate 28 Days of I AM.
Please don’t forget to join The NETwork today as we close out Black History Month live in Middletown, NJ! The NETwork NY/NJ Chapter welcomes Joylette G. Hylick, the daughter of Katherine Johnson (African-American mathematician who made significant contributions to NASA’s space program). Ms. Hylick will share her career experiences during her journey as an African-American woman in the Science and Technology field. This event will be webcast and is available to all employees. Please share with your members at will.
What: Hidden Figures Behind the Scenes – “We All Get There Together Or We Don’t Get There At All”
Who: The NETwork NY/NJ
When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – 12 to 1 pm ET
Where: AT&T 200 South Laurel Ave. Main Auditorium Middletown, NJ 07748
Register HERE (webcast link available when you register and add the event to your calendar)
Thank you in advance for helping us share this important session with our colleagues across AT&T!