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EarthLink’s Community Initiatives

We’re building the internet the way it was supposed to be, and we’re committed to building our communities as well. That means leveraging our talent, time, and dollars to partner, volunteer, and invest in making our communities better places.
As a leading technology company, we are committed to using the power of connection along with our people to create positive change. Read how EarthLink is making a difference.

Community

Our Mission & How it Aligns with Our Community Efforts

EarthLink’s mission is to help our customers create connections with the world around them. For us, that means finding our customers the right internet speed at the right price.
It also means we understand the essential nature of the internet in our daily lives and how important it is to stay connected to what’s vital: family, friends, work, school, and everything else.

Connection Matters — in Every Community

If our mission is to create and build connections, then supporting technology growth and improving access to education and must be at the center of what we do. For us, that means a commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and helping to create technology leaders.

We also have chosen several organizations to donate time and talent to in our local communities. Read on to learn more about the ways we’re supporting the people already working to make a difference.

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The Clubhouse Network

The Clubhouse Network is a global community with more than 100 Clubhouses in 21 countries that serve 25,000 youth each year. They give young people the opportunity to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build self-confidence by using technology.

Technology Association of Georgia

TAG’s mission is to connect, promote, educate, and influence Georgia’s technology ecosystem to advance the innovation economy. TAG serves the technology community by helping to support and grow tech leaders, companies, and the overall Georgia economy.

Local Community Engagement

Camp Southern Ground

Camp Southern Ground has one mission supporting two causes — youth and veterans. They offer a week-long inclusive, residential camp serving children. The rest of the year, Camp Southern Ground serves our nation’s veterans through two transition programs.

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Georgia Black United Fund

GBUF provides services to meet human needs supporting youth, education, health, veterans, culture and arts, and overall community development. They offer competitive annual grants to applying member organizations.

Lunchbox 276

Data and experience show that it’s difficult to learn on an empty stomach. EarthLink supports Lunchbox 276, a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to alleviating childhood hunger and providing adequate nutrition to food insecure children in Wise County, Virginia.

Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc.

Mountain Empire Older Citizens works to prevent the unnecessary institutionalization of older people, to provide long-term care services that support family caregivers, and to advocate on issues affecting older persons.

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Georgia Tech Athletic Association

The Georgia Insititute of Technology is committed to sports research, innovation, and technology which strike at the core of EarthLink’s commitment to customers. The partnership includes traditional sponsorship as well as supporting Georgia Tech athletics’ SPRINT initiative applying science and technology to improve athlete health and well-being. EarthLink also provides internship opportunities to Tech students to help create pathways to careers in technology.

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Tyler Strafaci

Tyler is a professional golfer who attended Georgia Tech. In 2020, he won the U.S. Amateur Championship and was ranked third in the world. As EarthLink looks to advance technology and create connections, partnering with an athlete of Tyler’s caliber and dedication underscores our shared commitment to excellence and giving back to our communities.