Citi feels responsible for the community in which it operates. We have been long active in a wide range of socially responsible activities - from corporate philanthropy through employee volunteering to long-term strategic programmes for financial education. Harmony between our employees' working and family lives is also a part of our business.
The Citi Foundation is the global umbrella foundation of the Citi Financial Group. The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world. We invest in efforts that increase financial inclusion, catalyze job opportunities for youth, and reimagine approaches to building economically vibrant cities. The Citi Foundation's "More than Philanthropy" approach leverages the enormous expertise of Citi and its people to fulfill our mission and drive thought leadership and innovation.
More information about the Citi Foundation is available here.
Junior Achievement - an international non-profit educational organization with a mission to provide young people practical economic training, to advance their knowledge and skills, and to inspire and support them in taking an active approach to life to help them become self-sufficient and prepared for the job market. The joint program with the Citi Foundation was launched in 1996 and an average of 2500 students participated each year. Through Citi Foundation and Junior Achievement, Citi seeks to improve the conditions of the entrepreneurship education teachers and its inclusion in the secondary school curriculum.
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Citibank also directly involves its employees in philanthropic and social initiatives. Since 2006, Citi employees have regularly been involved in a voluntary initiative called Citi Global Community Day - a worldwide volunteering day on which employees may participate in the various activities of local non-profit organizations.