AT&T presented a $2000 contribution to Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE) to support the ongoing work of NICE to assist refugees and immigrants in middle Tennessee.
The Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE) is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to empowering refugees and immigrants of middle Tennessee through direct social services and educational programs. Formerly the Sudanese Community and Women’s Services Center, NICE in 2012 introduced the Refugee integration Program, settled 161 refugees to Nashville, secured 268 jobs for clients, served 640 clients in educational programs and gained Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Accreditation allowing NICE staff to further support its clients.
“In a vibrant and growing city like Nashville, the work of groups like NICE is critically important to ensure that refugees and immigrants have the support they need to fully join and contribute to the great community we have in our city’” said Tennessee state Rep. Jason Powell.
“I applaud Gat [Gatluak] and all of the dedicated team at NICE for their work to make our city welcoming to new Nashvillians.”
“We thank Rep. Powell, AT&T, and its employees for their support of NICE and the many individuals and families we serve,” said Gatluak Thach, president/ CEO of NICE. “Financial support from corporations like AT&T and others helps us continue our work and grow our team.”
AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. AT&T and the AT&T Foundation support programs and projects that create learning opportunities, promote academic and economic achievement and address community needs. These investments not only strengthen communities, but our company as well.
Each year, our employees and retirees work to enhance their communities by taking part as AT&T Pioneers and by volunteering millions of hours.
In 2012, AT&T employees and retirees in Tennessee donated more than 190,000 hours of personal time to community outreach activities—worth more than $4.3 million.
Through philanthropic initiatives and collaboration, AT&T and the AT&T Foundation support projects that create opportunities, make connections and address community needs where we (and our customers) live and work.
From 2011 through 2012, AT&T and its employees contributed more than $4 million through corporate, employee and AT&T Foundation giving programs in Tennessee.
“AT&T has a long history of investing in our communities – from charitable contributions and volunteer efforts that support worthy causes to infrastructure deployment and innovation that create jobs,” said Kathy Sager, regional director of AT&T Tennessee.
“I want to thank Representative Powell and the other members of the Tennessee General Assembly who have worked hard to create a welcoming economic environment in Tennessee that helps companies like AT&T invest in our state, create jobs and contribute to worthy endeavors like this.”