Business Community Partners
Our Business Community Partner Program was created in 2007 to recognize and sustain the efforts of our league of volunteers, staff and contributors from key corporations in the community. During these challenging economic times, it is more crucial than ever to partner with our community leaders.
The ongoing financial support of our Business Community Partners, along with professional services from our Business Service Partners totaling in the tens of thousands, enable Literacy Advance to continue to transform lives and communities in Houston through the doorway of literacy.
If your business would like to learn more about our Business Community Partner Program, please contact Development Director Josh Beasley at 713-266-8777.
You can read more about our Business Community Partners below.
BANK OF AMERICA
Bank of America has partnered with Literacy Advance as a continuation of their ongoing investment in Houston’s growing workforce. Bank of America understands that, for our city and community to thrive, individuals must have the education and workforce training needed to tackle 21st century jobs.
To that end, Bank of America is committed to connecting unemployed, underemployed, veteran, youth, and individuals with disabilities to employment opportunities and success. Literacy Advance is proud to partner with their efforts to continue providing this vital service.
BMC SoftwareBMC Software and its employees are dedicated to making a difference in the communities in which they operate. They take pride in helping their neighbors through supporting numerous charitable programs and humanitarian activities. As a result, they have focused their community relations efforts in those areas where they believe they can have a meaningful impact on the community and BMC Software's employees.
"The problem of low and limited literacy has a solution, and that solution is present in the community," said Dan D'Armond, Director of Community and Government Relations, BMC Software. Through both its volunteers and financial support, BMC Software has continued to play a key role in supporting the programs at Literacy Advance. Literacy Advance is grateful for our relationship with BMC and their ongoing investment to make Houston a more literate community.
BrandExtract focuses exclusively on integrated brand communications. It is through this insightful, 360o marketing genius, seeing all of the brand, top to bottom, inside and out that BrandExtract has helped elevate the position of Literacy Advance in the community.
Through the leadership of Jonathan Fisher, BrandExtract's contributions include serving on the board of directors, guiding the marketing and messaging for the agency and financial support. We are truly grateful for their inspiration and perspiration in guiding Literacy Advance.
Cameron is committed to the sustainable creation of positive change, exceptional performance and lasting value. They take their leadership seriously, and know it demands responsibility. They are dedicated to The Cameron Way - taking pride in everything they do. "We live by, work by and share Cameron's Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Leadership, Excellence, Innovation and Responsibility," states Jack B. Moore, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Through Cameron's Corporate Responsibility, they apply these values in ways they can be proud of that impact our people, our business, our society and our planet. In this same vein, they apply their values in partnering with Literacy Advance. Their continued financial support has allowed Literacy Advance to continue its programs in the community.
As fellow literacy advocates, Comcast recognizes the importance of our mission, and we are honored to count them among the Houston companies whose charitable contributions make it possible to further our cause.
"Comcast is committed to supporting efforts that expand adult literacy programs to address the critical need for English literacy education in the communities we serve," said Tony Speller, senior vice president of Comcast's Houston region. "We're proud to partner with Literacy Advance of Houston. Together, we can continue our work to bring a positive impact to many Houstonians by improving their literacy skills and transforming their lives."
Image Resources GroupImage Resources Group (IRG) provides its clients with a variety of services to help tell their story - through video, still photography and a state-of-the-art studio. IRG specializes in media production, corporate communications, live events, media support and original programming.
IRG has generously assisted Literacy Advance in telling its story by producing promotional videos along with providing seamless event support since 2010. Image Resources Group is a Houston-based organization that is passionate about giving back and building a stronger community through its work with non-profit partners such as Literacy Advance. We are incredibly grateful to IRG for their continued support and guidance in finding unique and memorable ways to tell the Literacy Advance story.
The dynamic workplace environment LyondellBasell employees have established naturally extends into the communities where it operates. Being a good neighbor means benefiting the communities LyondellBasell is in.
They achieve this by building relationships, being involved in community activities and through communicating with neighbors. By opening avenues for dialogue and interaction, LyondellBasell builds confidence and trust, and contributes to sustainable prosperity for the communities in which it operates.
Literacy is a perfect example of investing in sustainable prosperity, as improved literacy leads to better lives and increased earnings for those who receive literacy services. This positive community impact is one of the reasons LyondellBasell is a long time and proud partner of Literacy Advance.
pinnacle financial strategies
Pinnacle Financial Strategies is dedicated to improving the profitability and ensuring the future of community banks and credit unions. "Community banks and credit unions have a vested interest in the overall well-being and prosperity of their local cities and towns, and a tangible desire to see that their customers and members who are their friends, neighbors and coworkers succeed."--Joe Gillen, Chairman.
The key word is community. Pinnacle wants to ensure the future of the community, and they live that promise by investing in programs that make a difference in the community. Pinnacle has provided our community support through their financial support of the programs at Literacy Advance.
taxis fiesta/yellow cab
TaxisFiesta and Yellow Cab are a fixture in the Houston area. Not just their cars, limos and transportation services, but through their many generous contributions in the community. The Greater Houston Transportation Company has been active in literacy causes throughout the area, helping the young and old and everyone in between. They have been a loyal and caring community and business partner to Literacy Advance and we are very grateful for their support.
Whataburger believes in giving back to the communities they call home. Whataburger Serves is a long-term initiative designed to share the Whataburger spirit of selfless service with customers, employees and the community. That means serving the best burgers, serving their customers with an extra smile and serving their communities through Charitable Giving and Sponsorships.
It is this selfless spirit that connects Whataburger with Literacy Advance. Through our partnership, each organization has been empowered to achieve its goals. Whataburger has a long term goal of having their in-house employees tutor other employees, enabling them to advance their career at Whataburger. Through Whataburger's support, Literacy Advance has been able to continue offering our programs free to the public.
“If you can’t communicate with people, you can’t find a job. If you can’t find a job, you can’t start your life” said Gwen, a Literacy Advance student.
This fact drives Literacy Advance partner Bank of America's ongoing investment in Houston’s growing workforce. Bank of America understands that people need education and training to tacke 21st centruy jobs.
Bank of America is committed to connecting people to employment opportunities and success.
Thanks to our partnership with Bank of America, Gwen was able take workforce training classes, get resume help from our Transition Coach, and find work. Today she has a new career and couldn’t be more excited!
Literacy Advance is proud to partner with Bank of America to keep creating a more skilled workforce in Houston.