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 Gives Back program focuses  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 make a positive impact on the world around us, partnering with and donating to non-profit organizations including Girls Who Code, which educates and equips girls with computing skills; The Nature Conservancy, dedicated to finding solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises; and Save The Children, dedicated to improving child health, education and protection globally.

Volunteering

Our employees are rock stars and the driving force behind the Parsons Gives Back program. In 2022, we self-reported nearly 20,000 hours of personal community involvement, and since 2018 our employees have logged nearly 97,000 volunteer hours. In recent years, we’ve seen an increase in virtual volunteer experiences, due to pandemic limitations, which have added depth and scope to the overall community footprint of our employees.

We’ve engaged in online STEM initiatives, created new websites for non-profit organizations, donated to blood and food drives, joined environmental cleanup efforts, served homeless communities, and supplied items to First Nations and US military veterans and their families, to name a few. We celebrate our employee superheroes through our Volunteers of the Year and other employee recognition programs.

Military/Veteran Causes

Much as Parsons is committed to providing equitable employment for Veterans and transitioning Service Members, we are also committed to giving our time, talent, and resources to non-profit organizations that support them. We support organizations that provide financial assistance, scholarships, and camp experiences for families of veterans or those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

TAPS

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 15 years, we’ve helped raise $1,183,349. Learn more about TAPS.

MMAA

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 annual MMAA Military Spouse Scholarship and the 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

STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine has named Parsons one of the top employers for STEM diversity. We 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 the Technovation Girls Challenge, the ACE Mentor Program, and the Girls Lead the Way program, we’re excited to support and encourage the next generation of innovators.

Technovation Girls Challenge

Parsons rallied a team of more than 100 volunteer judges to provide feedback on submittals from girls aged 8-18 for the global Technovation Girls Challenge. Girls work in teams to code mobile apps and AI solutions that address real world problems, and judges review their team pitches.

Architecture Construction Engineering Mentor Program

ACE Mentor Program

Since 1995, our employees have served as board members, team leaders, and mentors with the Architecture Construction Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program. This program 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, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and Norfolk State University to speak with STEM students about summer internship and full-time opportunities. In 2022, we added a new scholarship to our annual program for a student who will be pursuing a degree at a Historical Black College and University (HBCU)! Learn More.

Fellows Program

Our Parsons Fellows program recognizes top technical talent across the organization and strives to foster engagement, mentorship, and innovation. Our Fellows deliver presentations and demonstrations around the world and are featured in dozens of industry publications annually. They also serve 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 and Feeding America and volunteered with 48 in 48 and Habitat for Humanity. They’ve also participated in environmental cleanups and conservation efforts. Individually, employees have donated blood and plasma, helped run food pantries, acted as volunteer first responders, helped build clean water infrastructure, 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 strive to make the world a better place.

48in48 Virtual Coding Marathon

48 in 48

Since 2019, we’ve volunteered for 48in48, an organization that builds web sites for non-profits in need. Our volunteers have designed more than 20 web sites by participating in 48-hour weekend events, including specialized Social Justice and Women’s builds. In 2022, 48in48 awarded our team a 3rd place prize for the web site we built for Bridges to Science. Learn more.

Industry Organization Leadership

Our employees are proud to serve as committee and board members of several large industry organizations including the American Public Works Association, the Canadian and American Society of Civil Engineers, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, to name a few.

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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