Convergint Expands STEP Up Program and Prioritizes Safe Schools as Part of Convergint’s Annual Global Social Responsibility Day

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the 21st consecutive year, Converge The offices will close today, allowing more than 7,700 colleagues in more than 175 locations around the world to donate their time, expertise and resources to more than 110 organizations. This year’s event includes safety updates at 29 schools as part of Convergint’s STEP Up initiative, in cities like Atlanta, GA., Fairplay, CO., Quincy, MA., and Tualatin, OR. The overall effort will result in an estimated donation of more than $2.5 million in labor and equipment from Convergint colleagues, partners and families around the world.

“We have worked with Atlanta Public Schools for many years, so we are proud to donate safety equipment, facilities and upgrades, alongside the team of more than 100 colleagues spread across 26 schools in the district,” said Paul Franco, account executive. , Converge. “We love the opportunity to take a step back from our daily work and do what we can to help keep children and educators in our community safe.”

In 2018, Convergint launched its STEP Up for Schools initiative to help strengthen school safety. Working with underserved schools in communities around the world, Convergint and its partners provide free installations, upgrades and assessments of indoor and outdoor security systems, including cybersecurity, fire alarm services, physical security and emergency communication. To date, more than 70 schools have received safety donations from Convergint through this program.

“Convergint’s Corporate Social Responsibility Day is the most important day of the year for our organization, and we believe our culture of giving is central to Convergint’s success,” said Ken Lochiatto, CEO of Convergint. “Today and for the rest of 2022, colleagues will prioritize STEP Up – an initiative that was created years ago to donate free security system upgrades to schools in need across the United States. We are committed to giving our time, our experience and our resources to the schools that need it.”

Convergint’s Corporate Social Responsibility Day was launched in 2002 to reinforce the company’s ongoing commitment to serving and supporting the local communities where its colleagues live and work. From installing security, fire and life safety technologies to protect schools, to volunteering at food banks and supporting beautification projects in community parks, Convergint colleagues around the world are encouraged to identify and give back to the charities and organizations they are passionate about.

Some additional local efforts and organizations include:

  • Midwest Therapeutic Riding Program – Union Grove, Wisconsin, USA

  • Child Support Center – São Paulo, Brazil

  • Ryan’s Case for Smiles – Orange County, CA, USA

  • Green Citizens – Beijing, China

  • Lansdowne Children’s Center – Brantford, Ontario, Canada

  • St. Augustine Wildlife Preserve – St. Augustine, Florida, USA

  • ARC Cancer Support Center – Dublin, Ireland

  • Capital Rescue Mission – Albany, New York, USA

  • St. Albert Food Bank – St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

From comprehensive security audits and recommendations to installing new operating systems, Convergint offers its services free of charge to eligible and underserved schools. For more information about STEP Up, to see if your local school can participate, or to download free safety checklists and resources from Convergint, visit www.convergint.com/STEPUp.

About Convergin

Convergint is an industry-leading $1.8 billion global systems integrator that designs, installs and services systems for electronic security, cyber security, fire and life safety, building automation and audio visual. Listed as the #1 systems integrator in SW Magazine‘s Top Systems Integrators Report for the past 4 years, Convergint leads the way with over 7,700 colleagues and over 175 locations worldwide. To learn more about Convergint, visit www.convergint.com.

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