Growing personally and professionally is #LifeAtTheStream

I’ve had the privilege of calling WordStream home for a little under two-and-a-half years now, and I’ve grown to appreciate the opportunities it provides to give back to the community.

WordStream has made me a better volunteer!

I’ve gotten to bond with my team as we’ve helped a local nonprofit called KodeConnect refine their social media strategy during TUGG-Tech Gives Back 2 days of service this past October. Their mission is to expose and engage underserved youth in dynamic STEM learning experiences, and it feels really great to empower that mission, even slightly! We’re looking forward to a repeat session this month.

I’ve gotten to present and share my professional insights at WordStream Live, our users’ conference. WordStream seeks to drive the success of SMBs through successful digital advertising, and if a slide deck and a few spoken words from yours truly can further that mission and educate our clients, that’s a wonderful feeling!

I’ve gotten to entertain the tech community on the steps of City Hall as my band (one of many at WordStream) played a set at Boston TechJam, an exciting celebration of Boston’s pervasive and impassioned tech scene. It helps connect job seekers with local employers. Here’s hoping we’ll be invited back for another set.

I’ve gotten to donate blood more regularly. I can always be better about going to the local donation center, so I really appreciate how WordStream brings the Red Cross to us! They say each blood donation can save up to three lives. Every time the Red Cross comes, we see overflowing support, and I greatly appreciate how WordStream breaks down barriers here.

I could go on and on about the ways WordStream makes it possible to give back. So I will:

Building Thanksgiving food baskets for local families in need.
Donation of back-to-school-ready backpacks for a local elementary school in Roxbury.
Volunteering at the Scooper Bowl , The Jimmy Fund’s largest fundraising event of the year.
Holiday toy drives that benefit Christmas in the City , coupled with our WordStream Elves program which sponsors local children’s holiday wish lists.
Regular opportunities to volunteer at Community Servings.
Support of Boston Scores and their various enrichment programs for inner-city children.
It’s a collective effort. Much of this is made possible by our very altruistic People Success team (shoutout to Michelle Cataldo), and then further made possible by WordStream’s culture of caring and the employees who raise their hands. Again, WordStream has made me a better philanthropist, and I appreciate that.

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