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Sharing innovation with STEMpact teachers
Ameren hosted several St. Louis-area educators through a partnership with the STEMpact Teacher Quality Institute. During their visit, the teachers learned about innovation projects happening in the industry that they can take back to the classroom as part of their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum.
Wyman Speed-networking Event at Ameren
Ameren hosted a speed-networking career event where 60 teens from Wyman’s Teen Leadership and inspireSTL programs met one-on-one with local business leaders to learn about different career paths and possibilities. Participating businesses and organizations included Ameren, AT&T, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Eaton, Edward Jones, Emerson, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, The Missouri Attorney General’s Office and The Scholarship Foundation.
Red Cross Philanthropist of the Year
The American Red Cross has recognized Ameren as its 2016 Philanthropist of the Year for company support of disaster services. "Ameren is a strong Red Cross partner not only through charitable giving, but also through their employee engagement and volunteerism," says Katie Nunn, major gifts officer, American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter. "Because of Ameren’s continued support, the Red Cross is able to fulfill our mission and strengthen our community."
Ameren Donation to Vashon High School
Ameren donated computers, furniture, whiteboards, office and gym equipment to Vashon High School in St. Louis to help alleviate financial stress and give access to technology for underequipped classrooms.
National Volunteer Month
Ameren celebrated National Volunteer Month by helping local community organizations with a range of volunteer projects that focus on benefiting families, promoting diversity and inclusion, and supporting educational programs and opportunities. Projects included gardening, spring cleaning, rehabbing, painting and assisting with field events at the local Special Olympics spring games. (more)
Relay for Life of Ameren
Ameren employees raised more than $33,000 to help fund cancer research at its third annual Relay for Life event, benefiting the American Cancer Society. The event honored cancer survivors and remembered loved ones who have lost their battle with cancer.
Hawk Rescue at Ameren HQ
Jeff Meshach with the World Bird Sanctuary (WBS) safely rescued a red-tailed hawk at Ameren headquarters in St. Louis. As part of Ameren’s Avian Protection Program, the WBS was called after the hawk repeatedly collided with building windows in an attempt to defend its territory from its own reflection. Meshach safely released the hawk in a remote location.
Discussions Across Differences
To foster community conversations after events in Ferguson, Mo., Ameren took actions including producing an interview series, Discussions Across Differences. The series is designed to increase communication skills and awareness of issues relating to diversity and inclusion. The materials - which Ameren uses for its own employees - are free to community organizations, businesses and other groups.
Red Cross Support for Flood Relief
In January 2016, Ameren pledged $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with the region's flood-relief efforts. Ameren volunteers also loaded flood-relief supplies onto trucks that were distributed to impacted areas. (more)
Ameren Cares Community Initiative
In 2015, Ameren announced a multi-year, $2.5 million initiative to support a variety of organizations and programs - including those related to child well-being, education and job readiness - in communities in St. Louis and North St. Louis County. (more)