Last Friday, Twitter employees around the world participated in our biannual #TwitterForGood Day – an opportunity to partner with nonprofits and neighbors, to strengthen our relationships, and work together to improve our communities. We partner with organizations that do incredible work and address a wide range of needs. Our teams participated in projects that ranged from preparing meals to cleaning up parks and community centers, solidifying our commitment to the communities we serve around the world.
What difference does an hour make? It opens up a whole new world of possibilities to an elementary school kid. Twitter employees went to the Tenderloin Community School in San Francisco to participate in Hour of Code 2016. Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Over two days, every child from kindergarten to 5th grade got to experience Hour of Code with adult helpers from Twitter.
Bi-annually, Twitter employees come together to volunteer and give back to their communities. This year #FridayForGood was rebranded to be called #TwitterForGood Day, in the spirit of recognizing that service should be a continuous practice, and offices around the world could therefore celebrate giving back on different #TwitterForGood Days. Read some of the highlights from offices across the world.
Twitter Dublin has long supported @CoderDojo, a global network of free coding clubs for children. Since founding in 2011, CoderDojo has grown from its roots in Cork, with over 1,100 Dojos established in 63 countries. Last Saturday, another Dojo was added to that tally. A group of volunteer employees and some developers welcomed 35 students to the first class of CoderDojo at Twitter Dublin.
Twitter partnered with the Women’s Forum for their Global Meeting in Deauville. The Forum is the world’s leading global platform for women to elevate their voices on issues of major social, political, environmental and economic concern. As part of our participation in the three-day event, we hosted our first #PositionOfStrength event in France. #PositionOfStrength is Twitter’s safety and women’s empowerment initiative.