Ameren co-workers are involved in the neighborhoods and communities where they live. They volunteer and participate in programs and events to enrich others and to learn more about their neighbors and co-workers.
Some recent activities include:
- Ameren United Way Charmaine Chapman and Multicultural Leadership Society
Ameren Network of Minority Employees (AMNE) employee resource group annually leads the Ameren United Way Charmaine Chapman and Multicultural Leadership Society, the #1 philanthropic program for African Americans in the St. Louis region and throughout the country. The Multicultural Leadership Society creates a platform for individuals from all cultures to familiarize themselves with other key leaders in the region and prepares them for their role in serving our community. ANME plans and executes Ameren’s annual kickoff event in the fall which includes guest speakers, networking, information about the United Way and the opportunity to become members of the societies.
- Honoring Military Veterans
For three consecutive years Ameren Military Veteran Employees (AMVE) employee resource group and local organizations joined together in Decatur, Illinois to host the Memorial Day Parade and Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The event honors men and women who have set their lives aside to protect the freedom of our country. AMVE plays an active role in the community by promoting a culture that supports military veterans and their families.
- Doorways - Interfaith AIDS Housing and Services
Ameren is a sponsor of Doorways - Interfaith AIDS Housing and Services. Members of Ameren's Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender Employees and Allies Network (GLEAN) employee resource group volunteer at the Annual Red Event and build gardens at their housing facilities in St. Louis. Doorways is an interfaith agency providing affordable, secure housing and related supportive services to people living with HIV/AIDS. In 2016, Ameren was the recipient of Doorways Generosity Award.
Disability Mentoring Day
Ameren's Powering Connections for All Abilities (PCAA) employee resource group hosts an annual Disability Mentoring Day at Ameren Missouri. This event gives high school students with disabilities the opportunity to job shadow employees that reflect students' interests. The program builds relationships, encourages continuing education, promotes career development and gives students an exposure to an unfamiliar work environment. This provides students an idea of careers that may be of future interest.
- Warner's Winter Warm-up
Members of Ameren’s Multi-Generational Employee Resource Group (MERG) collected winter coats for Kurt Warner’s First Things First Foundation Winter Warm-up. The coats provide warm winter outerwear to men, women and children in need in the St. Louis metro area.
- St. Louis Charter School Outreach
Ameren’s Women Influencing Success in Energy (WISE) employee resource group hosted a book drive for co-workers to donate books to local St. Louis Charter Schools as part of the Ameren Cares program. The program prepares students for college through intensive reading and math programs, college visits, and eventually a dual enrollment program. The group also volunteered at St. Louis College Prep – spending an afternoon organizing the library and participating in the after school program.