Communities

As a global technology provider and corporate citizen, we see firsthand how a lack of access to quality education and technology can prevent people from reaching their full potential. We apply our technology, expertise, funding and volunteerism toward helping communities overcome challenges and thrive.

“How we use our funding, our technology, and our talented people can truly be a transformative force of good in our world.”

Karen Quintos
Chief Customer Officer
Dell

Highlights

Innovating new technologies for Brazilian students’ solar-powered boats

Our team members use their free time — and technology expertise — to develop a Twitter-based telemetry system for a Rio de Janeiro racing team.

Promoting new generations of readers in Argentina

Our team helps underserved kindergartners in Buenos Aires discover the pleasure of reading — and the pride of owning their first books.

Shrinking the rural-urban educational divide in China

Dell and Stanford’s Rural Education Action Program (REAP) significantly boosts rural students’ test scores through interactive, online learning programs.

Empowering Israeli youth to build brighter futures

Through weekly volunteering, our team members provide mentoring, tutoring and friendship to disenfranchised Israeli youth.

Advancing the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric cancer

Dell is powering the “precision” of precision medicine. FY17 brought incredible breakthroughs in the speed and effectiveness of treatment for rare pediatric cancers.

Goals

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Engage 75% of team members in community service by 2020 and provide 5 million cumulative hours of service to the communities in which we live and work
In FY17, 44% of our team members registered at least one volunteer activity through our online tracking system. Team members have volunteered a cumulative total of 3.3 million hours since we set our goals in FY14. This places us 66% of the way to our goal. Annual service hours increased from 811,000 in FY16 to 821,000 in FY17.

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Apply our expertise and technology in underserved communities to help 4 million youth directly* and support 12 million people indirectly* to grow and thrive
In FY17, our strategic giving initiatives directly impacted 561,000 youth and indirectly impacted 1.5 million people. We have re-calculated our goal progress as a combined company, and have directly impacted 2.4 million youth and indirectly impacted 10.1 million people since FY14. We have reached 59% of our direct impact goal and 84% of our indirect impact goal.