Programs

The NETwork Programs - 2020

Overview

The NETwork BICP’s goal for the eSTEAM (evolving Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) program is to bridge the digital divide and technical skills gap by exposing high performing minority youth ages 11-14 to careers in STEAM. Our inaugural eSTEAM Fair held September 2018 brought together AT&T business units, community organizations, and The NETwork BICP members to engage youth with hands-on and informational exhibits. Our eSTEAM events, like the eSTEAM Fair, provide STEAM-centered educational enrichment to the next generation workforce, primarily located in underserved communities. Since September 2018, we have reached more than 300 youth.

Collaboration

The success of our eSTEAM Fairs has been achieved through collaboration with internal and external partners, who help us deliver engaging exhibits in the areas of STEAM to youth attendees. Our shared passion for advancing the skill sets of minority youth and preparing them for corporate and community leadership has cultivated fruitful national and local relationships with organizations like Black Girls Code, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Dallas Opera, Microsoft, NASA and countless others.

We have also taken the eSTEAM experience to homeless youth by collaborating with Homeless Service Providers (HSPs) under the Believe Dallas initiative. We leverage our eSTEAM Fairs hosted within the AT&T footprint to promote Access from AT&T, the company’s low-cost broadband solution for low-income families, to ensure students have in home Internet access to support their learning. By volunteering, our employees are not only personally gratified, but also are exposed to parts of the community they would not otherwise see. Our membership feels invigorated and inspired by the great work we are doing as we inspire imagination.

We’ve partnered with:

  • 5+ Business Units
  • 40+ Exhibitors
  • 300+ Attendees
  • 50+ Volunteers

For more information, visit our eSTEAM page.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The NETwork BICP and its members honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr through service in our communities.  Members are encouraged to support their local communities through participation in community service projects and programs.  MLK Day is recognized on the 3rd Monday of January. MLK Day is a Day On not a Day Off.   

Sign up through your local chapter to get involved on this day of service. For more information about National programming and volunteer opportunities, visit CNCS.gov.

Black History Month highlights the contributions of Blacks and African Americans past and present through various National and Local programs and initiatives.

Harvard-trained historian, Carter G. Woodson, was compelled to bring awareness to the contributions of African Americans to civilization. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). Through that organization, Negro History Week was birthed and celebrated in February 1926. Decades later in 1976, the week-long celebration was designated Black History Month. The month is filled with events that you will find to enrich your lives. We look forward to the celebration of our rich legacies and our stories that are currently in the making.

To learn about The NETwork’s 2020 Black History Month activities, check out our Events Page BHM Post. Also, reach out to your local chapter for activities and events near you.

“It’s Not About Tolerance; It’s About Understanding.” Randall Stephenson – 9/23/16

Spurred by interview on diversity with AT&T Randall Stephenson, C.A.F.E. (Call to Action for Everyone) Conversations enables our members to have dialog about relevant topics and share our stories through in person and virtual group settings.

C.A.F.E. Conversations include

  • Books Clubs covering titles such as “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson
  • Moderated conversations surroundings topics, like  “The Case for HBCUs” and “After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News”
  • Brown bag Lunch and Learns

We continue standing on our legacy – disrupting the future.