As a mission-driven organization, our commitment to serving others goes beyond the classroom. Just as we teach and empower our students, many of whom return to their communities and help strengthen them, we support charitable and civic organizations across the globe that share our values through grant-making, corporate philanthropy and volunteerism.
Girls in the Game
During Adtalem’s Month of Service, EDGE colleagues participated in the Girls in the Game Leadership Institute, where they worked with middle school and high schoolyoung women on gaining self-confidence, crafting elevator pitches and applying for college scholarships. Adtalem has also supported Girls in the Game’s teen educational programming through corporate sponsorship.
Since 2008, Adtalem Global Education and Junior Achievement have worked together to inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. Adtalem employees regularly volunteer to teach students lessons on financial literacy and workforce readiness.
“Junior Achievement is fortunate to be a long-time partner of Adtalem in our efforts to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Adtalem has played an invaluable role in helping our students prepare for careers.” Derek Ernst, Vice President of Operations, Junior Achievement of Chicago
Community Action Days
During AUC’s Community Action Days, hundreds of students and colleaguescollaborate with community partners to drive forward service projects in health, environmental awareness, education and more. In June 2023, students from the Disaster Medicine Interest Group (DMIG) partnered with the Red Cross Sint Maarten to conduct “Stop the Bleed” workshops. This global awareness program encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
RUSM Urgent Care
RUSM’s Office of External Affairs, in collaboration with Urgent Care Mobile, provided regular medical services to vulnerable communities across Barbados. During the fall semester, 278 students conducted 3,336 community clinical hours, serving over 850 community patients.
Our team is passionate about giving back to the communities in which we work, live and teach, and to helping those in need. Around the world we collectively use our skills and volunteer our time in fulfillment of our values. Adtalem students, faculty and employees participate in philanthropic opportunities throughout the year at corporate and campus-supported events. Adtalem holds an annual “Month of Service,” providing a paid work day for employees to volunteer with a charitable organization of their choosing. Many of our employees, including senior leaders, also lend their expertise to the community by participating on nonprofit boards or by speaking on panels at community events.
Adtalem Global Education recognizes that uplifting a community often requires philanthropic support, and that is why we are committed to giving back through both our 501(c)(3) charitable arm, the Adtalem Global Education Foundation, and through corporate support of non-profit and civic organizations that promote workforce development, strengthen community health and well-being, improve educational access and equity, and inclusion.
The Adtalem Assistance Fund supports the colleagues and students of Adtalem’s institutions and companies who are in need. Donations to the fund have benefitted members of the Adtalem community affected by hurricanes across the Caribbean and southern US, as well as those in our community affected by wildfires.
Independent from the corporate giving efforts, the Adtalem Global Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2010, is organized to support charitable, educational and research purposes. The Foundation’s activities reflect commitment to the following strategic areas: investing to expand access to education, jobs and careers; supporting the development of the communities where we live and work; and combating inequality and encouraging civic engagement.
Established in 2000, the Empower Scholarship Fund provides financial support in the form of scholarships (restricted and unrestricted) to current students, especially those with the greatest need and who have established a successful academic track record. Students who, without scholarships, may find it difficult to continue their education.