ATLANTA — LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced today that it has been named as the recipient of 2018 the Business-to-Nonprofit IMPACT Award presented by the Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta (CVC). The award honors businesses that collaborate with non-profit organizations on programs or projects that have significant measureable results.
LexisNexis Risk Solutions was recognized for its Student Immersion Program, which was offered in partnership with two technology-focused nonprofits: 48in48 and the TAG Education Collaborative. The program provides metro Atlanta students with the opportunity to develop their technology skills, work alongside industry experts and give back to their community. The Student Immersion program also gives participants real world project experience and presents examples of how professionals can devote their time and talent to improving the community.
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our Student Immersion Program,” said Kara Grady, vice president, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “We truly believe that by helping students build a new skillset, they will build confidence within themselves and recognize that they are capable of achieving success at anything they set their sights on. We are extremely grateful for our partners, 48in48 and TAG Education Collaborative and to the Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta for selecting us for this honor.”
The award was announced at the 21st Annual IMPACT Awards luncheon event on September 12, which celebrates philanthropic companies that dedicate time and resources to fulfill their corporate social responsibility.
“We know the dramatic and pivotal impact on the trajectory and lives of students when they can engage with amazing professionals like LexisNexis Risk Solutions and the industry professionals that attend the 48in48 experience,” said Errika Moore, executive director, TAG Education Collaborative. “Therefore we are indebted to LexisNexis Risk Solutions and 48in48 for allowing our students to be immersed in such an experience. And we are truly excited and humbled that the Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta acknowledged and awarded the IMPACT of this experience. “
LexisNexis Risk Solutions will offer the next installment of the Student Immersion Program at 48in48ATL, October 12 – 14. The event will help 48 nonprofits better serve their communities with 48 websites, all in 48 hours.
"We could not be more excited for the recognition received at the Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta Impact Awards for the Student Immersion Program with TagEd and LexisNexis during the 48in48 event in Atlanta” said Carole Williams, director of Development, 48in48. “This hands-on experience introduces students to the digital marketing industry and its incredible culture of professionals. It also gives these students the chance to learn how they can make an important impact by using their unique talents to give back to their community.”
About TAG Education Collaborative
TAG-Ed strengthens Georgia’s future workforce by providing students with access, exposure and awareness to STEM opportunities through innovative and relevant hands-on learning experiences. By providing exposure today through internships, professional development, immersion experiences and connections to industry professionals TAG-Ed helps shape the future workforce possibilities and talent of tomorrow. For more information visit www.tagedonline.org.
48in48 is a 501c3 social entrepreneurship organization. We bring marketing professionals together to create websites and digital materials to help nonprofits extend their impact. In 2015, Jeff Hilimire of Dragon Army and Adam Walker of Sideways8 recruited 150 volunteers in Atlanta to build websites for 48 nonprofits in 48 hours. Since then, the organization has generated millions in value worth of websites, logos, and marketing support to strengthen an ever-growing list of local communities across the globe.
About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions includes seven brands that span multiple industries and sectors. We harness the power of data, sophisticated analytics platforms and technology solutions to provide insights that help businesses and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we have offices throughout the world and are part of RELX (LSE: REL/NYSE: RELX), a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. For more information, please visit LexisNexis Risk Solutions and RELX.