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Feb 27th 2014

AOLers Share Career Advice in "Pathways to Success" Series

Equipped with notebooks, questions, and abundant enthusiasm, students from the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology headed to AOL HQ yesterday for "Pathways to Success." Held in New York, the event brings tech-interested students together for career advice and exposure.

The invited students attend one of 20 New York City public schools selected for a new program, the Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) - which provides funding to offer a comprehensive curriculum of computer science and software engineering for both girls and boys.

Panelists shared stories and advice, with the goal of exposing students to the myriad pathways available in the tech field. As the speakers wrapped up, a key-takeaway arose: "Keep in touch with the classmates you're with today, as those connections will be helpful in the future - you never know who you'll be connected with later on in life."

"Pathways to Success" is an ongoing AOL program through which we invite students interested in technology to the AOL office for a career panel and tour of the Studio. Stay tuned for future updates and events news by following @AOLImpact.

Jul 22nd 2013

Monster Help Day 2013: A Video Montage



Thanks to everyone who participated in Monster Help Day 2013. We made a big impact in the local communities surrounding our offices around the globe. On May 16, we deployed nearly 3,000 AOLers who devoted more than 10,000 hours volunteering with 60+ nonprofit partners.

We're excited to share our video recap this year, which features photos and video taken by our very own AOLers! Watch the video to get an idea of the many projects we took part in on our day of service!

Did you miss the huge photo gallery? AOLers uploaded more than 1,650 pictures!

May 16th 2013

AOL Celebrates Our 28th Birthday With the Fourth Monster Help Day


Beverly Hills office, Operation Gratitude

Monster Help Day is back! Today, AOL is embarking on its fourth Monster Help Day whereby over 2,000 employees will be supporting 54 volunteer projects across 21 offices worldwide. Monster Help Day, which started in honor of AOL's 25th birthday, (we are now 28!) enables employees to step away from their busy working lives and give back to the communities around them.

Employees will engage in a variety of different service activities including Hurricane Sandy Disaster response cleanup, painting wall-sized canvases for hospitals and even reading to elementary school children in underserved schools to promote early literacy. The day of service AOLers are doing will total roughly 10,000 hours of community service.

One of our core values at AOL is that we are in the business of helping people, period. And although AOL employees demonstrate this value each and every day, they take it one step further on Monster Help Day.

The charities are in the communities in which our offices are located, as well as near and dear to our employees' hearts. Visit the Monster Help Day website to learn more about AOL's Monster Help Day and the charities we are working with.

Oct 10th 2012

New York AOLers Light the Night

A team of 17 AOLers took part in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night walk in New York last week, raising nearly $5,000 to fund research and support for people battling cancer.

During this event, which takes place each fall in more than 200 communities across North America, friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams to participate in inspirational evening walks. Participants carry illuminated balloons - white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer - to symbolize caring communities bringing light to the dark world of cancer. The team's three-mile walk took place along the East River.

An important part of AOL is about giving back to the community. Find out more about our social responsibility program by following this link.

If you would like to contribute to AOL's New York team effort you may do so on its team page.

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