Teaching middle school students coding and helping them design their first app, working alongside families to build their homes, transforming a library into a digital center, mentoring young entrepreneurs, and inspiring young women to pursue tech careers. Every day Capital One associates are invested in the communities where they live and work through volunteer and mentoring activities, leadership on nonprofit boards, and pro bono service to nonprofit organizations.
During this year’s National Volunteer Week (April 23-27) and all year long we’re excited to recognize and celebrate our volunteers as well as volunteers all over the country who find meaningful ways to engage in their communities.
The impact of our associates’ generosity with their talents and their time is priceless and hard to measure, but we can put some numbers to it: in 2016, more than 25,000 volunteer associates spent 394,000 hours in service, working with hundreds of communities and charitable programs. More than 60% of our associates volunteered at some point during the year, and their combined efforts equaled $9.3 million of donated time.
Our volunteers work in partnership with a variety of organizations to give their communities a Future Edge, bringing skills and support to thousands of individuals across the country. Here are just a few of the programs they worked with in the past year:
- Adaptive Path: more than 3,000 hours of design-based volunteerism helped nonprofits solve social issues.
- Year Up: 96% of this organization’s interns placed at Capital One were hired.
- C1 Coders: more than 1,500 middle school students worked closely with Capital One volunteers to learn programming, coding, and digital skills.