Will CSR be CPR for communities in need?

These days while faith in our government funded lifelines may be in question, some companies and their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts are trying to provide some much needed oxygen to people and communities in need. In this episode we check the pulse from two angles. One guest leads Dolby Laboratories community relations team that is making positive waves and the other leads a non-profit working to propel young boys and turn a liquor store in the community into a STEM focused tech center. All the while we ask ourselves, “Are we, business leaders and corporate employees, doing enough?” The answer may be closer than we think.

Guest Profiles

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Joan Scott counts herself as downright lucky to have established an accomplished 28 year career in community relations and corporate social responsibility. Since her days roaming the beautiful beachside campus of UC Santa Barbara, Joan started at the Volunteer Exchange for Santa Clara County, did two decades at National Semiconductor, a couple years at Texas Instrument and is now leading the community relations team for Dolby Laboratories. Building the department from scratch, Joan is leading the development of a global community relations program that engages employees, supports business objectives and demonstrates Dolby’s company vision and purpose. And when not managing a multi-million dollar charitable fund, STEM education initiative and employee volunteerism program, she is also a mom to two teenage boys.

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Randy Seriguchi Jr. believes education is the civil rights issue of our times. As the Executive Director of Urban Ed Academy in San Francisco, Randy’s team helps 3rd-5th grade students succeed academically and become productive citizens with the support of their parents, families, schools and communities. Randy is a graduate of American University’s Washington School of Law as well as the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

Show Notes

Also, props to ThinkThank who, along with ZenDesk, hosted “Corporate Culture & Community Impact - How do we bridge the gap?” which featured panelists Tiffany Apczynski, Erika M Balbuena, Leah L. Laxamana, Diane Solinger, moderator Nick Aster and this episode’s featured guest Joan Scott.

Sponsor message donated to Downtown Streets Team by The Ambassadors Circle

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