Improving the lives of young people around the world

Corporate citizenship is fundamental to the work we do at Avanade. While we apply innovation Microsoft technology to challenges faced by businesses and governments, we recognize that there is a further opportunity to help young people get the right start in life. We want to enable young people and their communities to achieve more through the power of our people and digital innovation.

“I am honored and delighted to be taking on the role of European Chair of Junior Achievement (JA). Helping organizations such as JA develop the skills of young people for the digital world and equipping the future workforce is something that I am personally passionate about. In addition, as JA’s Global Technology Partner, the Avanade team will bring fresh, innovative perspectives and expertise on the Microsoft ecosystem to help JA map out their digital path for the future.”

Adam Warby CEO, Avanade

The workforce of tomorrow

We recognize there’s no shortage of worthy causes in the world today. But we want to channel our energy toward one that is near to our hearts and our business: preparing the next generation, with a special focus on young women, to join the digital workforce of the future. Our focus is to make a genuine human impact by empowering and upskilling young men and women through a range of opportunities and programs, including the following:

  • Our Avanade STEM Scholarship, for young women wishing to study the STEM disciplines
  • Our partnership with Junior Achievement, which offers young men and women the opportunity to learn about business, leadership and entrepreneurship
  • Our new initiative, Technology for Social Good, which is about delivering Microsoft technologies to non-profit organizations and charities in the social sector

More about corporate citizenship

Corporate citizenship is a story we write every day. We focus on helping improve the lives of people in the communities where we work and on the planet that we share.

Our global achievements

Avanade’s corporate citizenship initiatives are making a lasting human impact worldwide.

$100K+ raised

for charities across the globe since the launch of Avanade Gives

40 women

supported in higher education through Avanade’s STEM Scholarship

1,259 students

supported in skill development by Avanade employees with Junior Achievement 2017- 2018

800+ hours

volunteered by Avanade employees to Junior Achievement activities

 

1,000+ women

mentored by Avanade employees with The Aspire Foundation

490 girls

attended leadership programs with Avanade volunteers in Norway

168 girls

introduced to STEM careers through job shadowing in Brazil, Spain and Italy

130 students

received resume assistance by Avanade volunteers in the Netherlands

Client stories

Next steps

Find out more about how we’re making a difference for people, businesses and communities.

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