Deloitte Makes Maximum Impact with Student Spring Breakers

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Deloitte Makes Maximum Impact with Student Spring Breakers

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Another great mention on Accounting Today about the good works that went on during @DeloitteUS Maximum Impact!! - http://3bl.me/py95r9

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Each year, Deloitte's Maximum Impact program proves to be a success with both the communities we serve and the student participants and Deloitte professionals involved. Here is what Mei Cobb, vice president, volunteer & employee engagement, United Way, had to say about their relationship with Deloitte and the importance of Maximum Impact...

“Our work with Deloitte’s Maximum Impact program demonstrates our mutual commitment to improving education in the U.S. to help kids succeed academically and in their future careers. Alternative Spring Break is just one example of how Deloitte is working with United Way to strengthen communities across the country – an invaluable relationship."

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Friday, March 23, 2012 - 1:45pm

Deloitte recently completed another year of its alternative spring break program, “Maximum Impact,” in which undergraduates across the country volunteer for the community and work alongside Deloitte professionals. 

This year, 88 college students were selected out of 1,600 applicants to participate in the program, which took place in Atlanta and Memphis during the first few weeks of March.

The program, run in conjunction with United Way and Teach for America, was created in 2008 to build the firm’s relationship with students. Deloitte anticipates hiring roughly 6,500 full-time employees and interns from 400 U.S. campuses this year.

Olympic bobsled champion Steve Mesler and Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek kicked off both events by discussing the connection between high performance and community service.

The community service projects in both cities were:

March 4-8 in Atlanta: Deloitte, United Way and 53 students worked at childcare centers, middle schools and agencies. They provided literacy kits, classroom aid, facility improvements and support services for the homeless and people with disabilities.

March 10-16 in Memphis: Deloitte and Teach for America facilitated 35 students in providing clerical assistance, academic engagement, small group instruction and facility management at various charter and public schools.