At PCG, we take Kidonomics seriously. All the research shows that making strategic
investments in early childhood can pay big dividends in school, in the
workplace, and throughout life. We were
thrilled to talk about it at the Institute for Emerging Issues Focus Forum in
February and SXSWedu in March, but even more pleased to back up those words
with tangible actions.
At both a corporate and an individual level, we are proud
supporters of the United Way and the great work they do supporting children and
families. That’s why we were so honored to
serve as the title sponsor of the United Way for Greater Austin’s Ruthless Good Scavenger Hunt. On April 8th, just a few weeks after the
close of SXSWedu, teams spread out across the city to solve clues and find
unique Austin locations. Along the way, nearly
$100,000 was raised for early childhood education, dropout prevention, and
other important initiatives that will directly support the Austin community.
Not a day goes by at PCG where we do not recognize and
appreciate that the work we do in the public sector is ultimately to benefit
real people. As part of this responsibility,
PCGers are encouraged to volunteer with worthwhile organizations. This dedication often extends beyond working
hours when our employees volunteer their time, treasure, and talent for
organizations in their communities.
With our deep commitment to Austin and Texas, it comes as no
surprise that many choose to spend their time with the United Way for Greater
Austin. Jeff Eads, a senior project
manager in our Austin office, is one such volunteer, and his efforts were
recently highlighted on the United Way’s website. As
Jeff says, his favorite part about volunteering with the United Way is “knowing
that what I do makes a positive impact across Austin.” This is true for many PCGers, and we are
proud to partner with the United Way to make Austin a better home for all.