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United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes: Day of Caring
Number of Hours Pledged: 1,200 across 18 Volunteers
SDG Supported: #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
Summary: Every year the United Way organizes a National Day of Caring which brings together several organizations to give back to their local community. In just one day, the annual event unites over 6,000 volunteers who complete 400 projects, supporting 200 nonprofit agencies across six counties. The University of Rochester Medical Center - Information Systems Department employees gave back to their community by cleaning public walking spaces and planting beautiful flowers and trees.
PMI Lakeshore, Ontario Chapter: Upskilling Youth through PMI Project Management Ready™ Certification
Number of Hours Pledged: 550
SDG Supported: #4 Quality of Education
Summary: The PMI Lakeshore, Ontario Chapter leveraged the opportunity to promote the PMI Project Management Ready™ certification to youth (ages 12-35) as part of the PMILOC 2022 Youth and Social Good Initiative.
Their goal is to substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship by the year 2030.
The Chapter introduced the newly launched certification to their youth community, educational institutions, organizations, PMILOC Chapter Members, and other Canadian PMI Chapters by reaching out to 5,000 individuals across Canada through promotional flyers, e-blast, social media, and information sessions this year.
They also serve to support the end users with queries and clarification regarding project management as a life skill through their chapter support team. They piloted the certification and successfully helped Levent Eren, a University of Waterloo third semester Management Engineering student to earn this certification. His achievement helps to bring continued awareness to the community for the PMI Project Management Ready™ certification.
PMI Ukraine Chapter: Talk Around the Clock Virtual Conference
Number of Hours Pledged: 306
SDGs Supported: #2 Zero Hunger, #17 Partnerships for the Goals, #3 Good Health and Well-Being, #6 Clean Water and Sanitation
Country: Ukraine in support of Turkey
Summary: The PMI Ukraine Chapter held the Talk Around the Clock Virtual Conference in April 2023. Ukrainians apprehended what it means for a nation to endure pain and loss. The key themes of the conference were maintaining a resilient business, the VUCA world crisis management, and other essential areas. The conference crowdsourced donations for their neighbors in Turkey who suffered after the devastating earthquake. As Ukrainians received support to overcome the challenges that stemmed from the war in their country, they want to pay it forward and help other communities in need as well.
PMI Pearl City, Hyderabad Chapter: Observing Virtual Student Leadership Day
Number of Hours Pledged: 189
SDG Supported: #4 Quality Education
Summary: PMIPCC celebrated Virtual Student Leadership Day by conducting a virtual conference with a wonderful panel discussion on ‘Reimagining leadership in the digital era’ for over 2,000 college students from different states. Students ages 18-23 from over 15 colleges in a variety of academic backgrounds joined the event virtually.
PMI Distrito Federal, Brazil Chapter: Changemaker Teens Event - Social Hackathon
Number of Hours Pledged: 400
SDG Supported: #3 Good Health and Well-Being
Summary: The Distrito Federal Social Seal initiative is part of the 2030 Agenda implementation strategy in Brazil. It awarded impact projects carried out in 2022, out of which one of them was the Social Hackathon organized by PMI Distrito Federal, Brazil Chapter. Within the Changemakers Teens event held in June 2022.
The project happened in partnership with Escola Salesiana de Brasília and GPJr (Brazilian non-for-profit that delivers project management experience to the youth audience). This project was implemented in the Lar dos Velhos (Home of Elderly) by teenagers ages 15-17 in Brasília.
PMI Santa Catarina, Brazil Chapter: Transforming Hometown Spaces - Social Hackathon
Number of Hours Pledged: 50
SDG Supported: #3 Good Health and Well-Being
Summary: The social impact team at PMI Santa Catarina, Brazil Chapter organized a Social hackathon at a public school in Balneário Camboriú, home of the 18th Brazilian Congress of Project Management and Leadership from 24-26 April.
During the hackathon, teenagers ages 15-18 learned and implemented project management concepts and skills to create projects related to one (or more) of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The winning team chose SDG #3, Good Health and Well-Being, and came up with a wonderful project to transform a square from their hometown into a space of well-being to help support in anxiety and depression treatment, especially for the elderly community.
The winning team was recognized during the Brazilian Congress, receiving funds to support project implementation from Fundação Fritz Muller.