Last week, CNSI had the honor of receiving the Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) of Montgomery County’s Emerging Volunteer Program Award for exceptional volunteer efforts– not to mention a nice shout out received from the Maryland Bio Foundation! The honor recognizes a company who demonstrated growth and dedication of resources in service of their community.
We won the award for formalizing our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, iCare, the umbrella under which all of our community service efforts exist. This program helps officially integrate our long-held values into company culture and provides an opportunity for employees to engage and give back. Local news anchor and CVC presenter Jonathan Elias summed up our motivation for this program best when he said, “You can make money. You can make friends. But if you don’t make a difference for someone else, you haven’t lived.”
In 2015, CNSI, with guidance and support from CVC, sponsored between three and 20 volunteers each month who directly support Montgomery County community non-profits focused on servicing hunger, education and children. We can’t wait to extend our volunteer program to all our U.S. projects and sites, including Michigan, Washington and Utah. After all, according to an informal study by the Advisory Board, “When your company impacts the world, employees feel like this…”
Do you have a Washington D.C. area volunteer project that you’d like to suggest we get involved in? Head over to Twitter and let us know! @CNSICorp.