Parsons Gives Back

Making The World A Better Place

Parsons Gives Back is an employee-driven program that serves the communities in which we live, work, and play. Charitable contributions, in-kind donations, and volunteerism directly correlate with improving quality of life while making the world a better place. Our Parsons Gives Back program is primarily focused on three key areas:

Military/Veteran Programs
We promote causes that assist and invest in the welfare and careers of our active-duty military, veterans and their families.
Education/STEM Outreach        
We provide our youth and underrepresented communities with access to quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs to ensure that tomorrow’s visionaries are represented by a wide range of backgrounds.                
Vibrant Communities
We volunteer in and contribute philanthropically to the communities where we work, live, and play to make them better and more inclusive for all.

We want to make a positive impact on the world around us. That’s why each year, as part of Parsons’ holiday wishes, our employees select charities to support. In 2020, the charities included the following:

  • Heart to Heart (COVID-19 response)
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity

Volunteering

Our employees are rock stars and the driving force behind the Parsons Gives Back program. Since 2019, we’ve self-reported more than 31,500 hours of personal community involvement. Despite the limitations imposed by the global pandemic, we’ve risen to the challenge and found new and innovative ways to give back to communities during the pandemic.

We’ve donated to blood and food drives, helped schools convert to online learning, joined environmental cleanup efforts, served homeless communities, used our 3D printers to make PPE, and supplied items to First Nations and US military veterans and their families, just to name a few. We celebrate our employee superheroes through our Volunteers of the Year and other employee recognition programs.

Military/Veteran Causes

Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors (TAPS)
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering compassionate care to those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in the Armed Forces or as a result of his or her service. In the last 13 years, we’ve helped raise more than $942,120.
Learn more about TAPS.

Modern Military Association Of America (MMAA)
We’ve partnered with the Modern Military Association of America (MMAA), the nation’s largest LGBTQ military and veteran nonprofit organization, to provide funding for the 2021 MMAA Military Spouse Scholarship and the 2021 Donna Johnson Equality and Valor Award.
Learn more about this partnership.

MILVET
We support several other veteran and military causes, including Wounded Warrior, QL+, the Special Operations Charity Network, and Home Front Cares, through our MILVET program.
Learn More.

Education/STEM Outreach

Parsons has been named one of the top employers for STEM diversity. We aim to continue to create opportunities for the growth of talent from diverse communities. From our mentoring, scholarship, and training programs like Hire LAX to our participation and sponsorship of programs such as Girls Lead the Way and STEAM Innovation Challenge for Northern Virginia high school students, we’re excited to support and encourage the next generation of innovators.

Architecture Construction Engineering Mentor Program
Since 1995, our employees have served as board members, team leaders, and mentors with the Architecture Construction Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program, which introduces high school students to careers in the design and construction industry through real-world mock design and engineering projects.
Learn More.

Historically Black Colleges And Universities Program
We have partnered with Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to speak with STEM students about summer internship and full-time opportunities. Learn More.

Fellows Program
Our Parsons Fellows program recognizes top technical talent across the organization and aims at fostering engagement, mentorship, and innovation. In 2020, our Fellows delivered presentations and demonstrations around the world (many virtually), were featured in dozens of industry publications, and served as mentors in their communities. Learn More

Vibrant Communities

We’re proud of our employees’ impact on our communities, which helps achieve our corporate purpose of delivering a better world. Through corporate Parsons Gives Back events, our employees have raised money for the 24 Foundation, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the Ronald McDonald House, and participated in environmental cleanups and conservation efforts. Individually, employees have donated blood and plasma, helped build clean water infrastructure, delivered food and supplies to quarantined or vulnerable communities as well as to healthcare workers, and coached and supported those with disabilities, among many other actions resulting from asking where and how they can make a difference. From corporate-sponsored activities to individual and community involvement, our employees want to make the world a better place.

Bridges To Prosperity
Since 2015, we’ve collaborated with Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing isolated communities with access to healthcare, education, food, and economic opportunities by building footbridges over otherwise impassable rivers. To date, we’ve raised funds for and our volunteer teams have built five bridges for the organization. Learn More.

48in48 Virtual Coding Marathon
In 2020, our IT team participated in a virtual coding marathon organized by 48in48. The team was tasked with creating a website with donation, newsletter, and online store capabilities for a nonprofit organization. The team was matched with the Chicago Tap Theatre, a nonprofit dance theater that highlights the rich history and inclusivity of tap dance and offers tap dance classes to children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Learn more.

Cultivating A Responsible Enterprise (CARE)

View our corporate social responsibility strategy to discover more about how we deliver a better world.
Learn more.

Our Core Values

Our core values, which are the foundation that inspires our vision and drives our mission as we solve the world’s most complex challenges and deliver a better world. Learn more.

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