Volunteer of the Quarter—Opening the Doors to STEM and Higher Education

Volunteer of the Quarter—Opening the Doors to STEM and Higher Education

By Rebecca Lemoge, Symantec's Finance Director, Business Processes Team

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Passion for education & her local community describe @symantec's #Volunteer of the Quarter: http://symc.ly/VOTQ3 @PuentePescadero #CSR
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 8:00am

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Symantec’s Volunteer of the Quarter initiative highlights and rewards those employees who dedicate their time and talents to those in need. We have a long and proud history of encouraging our employees to volunteer. While the driving force of our efforts is largely altruistic, there is even more to volunteering than giving back to our communities. Volunteering makes our company a better place to work, so employees are helping both Symantec and the organizations they volunteer for.

This quarter, in conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Monthwe recognize Rebecca Lemoge, Finance Director, Business Processes Team, and her work to enhanceeducational and economic causes in her local community. Her Take 5 volunteer contributions include work with two nonprofits organizations: Puente and Pescadero Education Foundation.

I live in Pescadero, California, a rural area of the San Mateo County South Coast, The majority of the community—more than 80 percent by some counts—are first-generation non-English speaking, low income, greenhouse and farm workers. The middle and high school dropout rates are high and attending college is rarely a consideration. My husband and I, along with our two young children, intend to live in this community for the rest of our lives so it has always been important for us to do what we can to support the region’s education and economic prosperity.

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