The LM Cares Mission is to create a positive impact through outreach and partnership with our local communities, nonprofits, and charities, as well as through uniting and empowering our internal LogicMonitor community.
So, what does that really mean?
Giving Back to the Community
LM Cares creates partnerships and giving-back opportunities to underserved individuals within our local communities. We donate time and resources through monetary donations and both in-person and virtual volunteer programs. These programs have enabled our employees to rally around a specific cause which leads to a larger impact; for example, gleaning mandarins with the local food bank, hosting a blood drive, or editing student resumes.
Over the years, LM Cares has evolved to focus not only on external outreach but on internally supporting our LMers and our Respect, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (R+DEI) initiatives. R+DEI has played an integral role in building our company culture. LM Cares is a supporting initiative for our three core Community Groups at LogicMonitor: Women@LM, Pride@LM, and People of Color@LM. These groups are at the center of our inclusive, engaging, and respectful culture.
The People of Color@LM group has played a very important role in building our Code2College partnership. The Code2College mission is “to dramatically increase the number of minority and low-income high school students who enter and excel in STEM undergraduate majors and careers.” We have engaged in this mission with them by hosting a virtual professional development workshop, editing student resumes and college applications, and building a STEM case study to share and collaborate on with the students. We also got the opportunity to sponsor a student within their Vision 2024 Campaign, which embodies the bold initiative to place 200 Black and Latinx women into STEM roles by 2024. The Code2College mission is one that all three of our community groups have supported, and we are looking forward to many more opportunities to engage with these outstanding and ambitious students.
Women@LM fostered a new relationship with Girls Empowerment Network (GEN) and participated in their Spark Kits letter-writing campaign. The Women@LM community group volunteered their time to write page-long letters that were sent out to girls in grades 3-12 to inspire, encourage, uplift, and celebrate them.
The Pride@LM community made the decision to donate their 2020 resources to organizations with mission statements they collectively supported. The first was the NAACP, whose mission is “to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.” They made a second donation to Girls Who Code, which aims to “close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.” In addition to rallying behind these important initiatives, we are looking forward to upcoming partnerships in 2021 with local organizations and events with a direct impact on our local pride communities around the world.
The enthusiasm and hard work exhibited by LMers increased engagement both in our company and our communities. Our relationships and outreach initiatives will continue to expand, and we are excited to see how LM Cares grows in 2021.