Net Impact Featured on KPMG National Newsletter, and More!
Monday, April 21, 2014
“At KPMG LLP, the firm focuses on serving children at every stage of their academic career through their corporate citizenship programs. Knowing that strong reading skills are the basis for future success, and understanding that the toughest roadblock to children’s literacy in low-income communities is a lack of books, in 2008 KPMG established KPMG’s Family for Literacy (KFFL) to combat childhood illiteracy. Managed in collaboration with First Book, KFFL provides new books to children from low income families.”
----KPMG CSR Initiative Net Impact Penn State UG
Chapter was featured on KPMG’s national newsletter that reaches out to 24,000 KPMG professionals, Penn State News, and Smeal Statement for the KPMG Family for Literacy Event!Earlier this spring, Net Impact with the accounting & finance honors society Beta Alpha Psi partnered with KPMG for a Corporate Social Responsibility event providing 200 children at the Penn’s Valley Elementary School in Spring Mills, Pa., with books and a day of literacy activities.On February 28th, 2014 Penn State Net Impact provided 20 volunteers along with Beta Alpha Psi’s 20 volunteers to join forces with KPMG’s volunteers for a total of 45 volunteers. During the two hours at Penns Valley Elementary school, volunteers read stories to the children, had arts & crafts with them, and helped KPMG hand out two books for each child! As such, 200 children walked away from school with two free books promoting children literacy and education!Check out the details: