"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." – Coretta Scott King
Onfleet may be on a mission to make it easy for every retailer to offer delivery, but it is not the only mission. Onfleet is committed to both employees and communities and doing good. In 2021 this includes a partnership with Bright Funds to provide a platform for employees to support the causes, beliefs, and organizations that they believe in.
In addition to allowing employees to volunteer or donate in their own ways, there is also a monthly company campaign to draw focus to a particular charity. The very first of these campaigns is focused on honoring Black History Month through the support of Black Girls CODE.
Onfleet's Director of People Operations, Michelle Thompson, shares why Black Girls CODE is so important to Onfleet:
"Onfleet is a SaaS company whose focus is its product. We look for the best of the best in engineering talent to support that product. However, we've noticed that the female representation in the Engineering world is minimal, and of that small number, women of color are even less.
I chose Black Girls Code because they represent a world of opportunity for not just women, but for women of color. An underrepresented group of talented individuals who simply due to their circumstances and/or background don't often get the chance to shine in STEM. Onfleet is a company that feels all people should have an equal chance in the world. This organization aligns with our vision of enhancing the engineering world with talented women and women of color."
Black Girls Code is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to developing computer and programming skills in young girls living in underrepresented communities. Their goal is to empower girls of color to become the innovators, leaders, and builders of tomorrow's STEM careers.
Since the launch in 2011, they have worked tirelessly on this mission to foster a love of technology and bridge the digital divide. The key to their approach is introducing these skills at a time in their lives when they are thinking about what they want to be when they grow up. They teach these skills to the girls through classes, summer camps, and workshops. In the wake of COVID-19, events such as their "TechMe Series" have moved to a virtual format.
For more information on how you can donate or volunteer alongside Onfleet please visit here.