T. Rowe Price, in partnership with Business Volunteers Maryland, is gearing up for its fifth skillCONNECT event on March 14.
Both the investment management giant and the nonprofit plan to bring 30 associate volunteers from T. Rowe Price’s offices across the US and UK to work with five nonprofits — including three based in Baltimore. The event, while closed to the public, is typically designed to support underrepresented voices and expand what T. Rowe Price has described as its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Tuesday’s event has a special focus on women’s empowerment, in reflection of March’s designation as Women’s History Month.
Rowe Price’s previous skillCONNECT scope-a-thons events have focused on such groups as BIPOC people, Latinx individuals, LGBTQIA communities and veterans, with each event highlighting the company’s professed support of DEI work.
Here are the three Baltimore-area organizations being supported:
- Adelante Latina is an organization focused on improving educational opportunities for high school-age Latinas. Adelante Latina’s interests are in engaging with young professional women as board members, student mentors, tutors and networking ambassadors in the Baltimore community. Its mission is to help Latina girls overcome the social, cultural, economic and academic barriers they face in pursuing a college career.
- Girls On the Run is a nonprofit that works to help girls of all abilities recognize their individual strengths while building a sense of connection in a team setting. Volunteer coaches facilitate lessons that blend physical activity with life skill development to empower girls to adapt to whatever comes their way.
- Girls Empowerment Mission (GEM) is a program that uplifts high school girls by providing opportunities and growth experiences that will enable them to become independent, self-sufficient, and confident young women. GEM provides girls with a three-year college preparatory curriculum from March of their freshman year to May of their senior year; programming includes activities, speaker visits and field trips.
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